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    Essential time management tips for professional growth

    In today’s fast-paced world, managing time efficiently has become more crucial than ever. Whether it’s juggling work deadlines, personal commitments, or simply finding time to relax, mastering the art of time management can lead to a more productive and balanced life. This article delves into the realm of time management, offering a selection of powerful practices that promise to streamline…

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    The benefits of time management on professional growth

    In the fast-paced modern environment, mastering time management is essential for achieving a healthy work-life balance and enhancing productivity. This involves not only managing one’s personal schedule effectively but also ensuring that your team operates efficiently. Employing intelligent time management strategies is crucial. For example, the Pareto Principle illustrates that 20% of our efforts generate 80% of our outcomes—a powerful…

  • Thailand News

    Thai netizens slam illegal workers in South Korea for arrest protest

    Thai netizens slammed illegal Thai workers in South Korea for organising a protest, demanding local authorities stop arresting them. A Facebook account under the name Fonfon Snt shared pictures of herself and other illegal workers protesting outside the immigration office in Yangju City, Gyeonggi province, South Korea. “Stop arresting Phi Noi (an illegal Thai worker in South Korea). We are…

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    Thailand government plans to raise minimum wage to 400 baht

    Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn unveiled yesterday that the Government of Thailand has assembled a series of fresh employment benefits set to be introduced on May 1, International Workers’ Day. The most notable of these is a proposal to elevate the minimum wage to 400 baht across the nation. The new minimum wage rate of 400 baht has already received the…

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    Thai government launches 300,000 baht loans for self-employed

    In a significant move to support the workforce, the Thai government has unveiled a loan programme aimed at self-employed individuals, providing funds up to 300,000 baht for those in need of financial assistance. This initiative, which offers zero-interest loans for a two-year period, is available until April 30, as announced by Deputy Government spokesperson Karam Phonprakong. The policy, orchestrated under…

  • Business News

    Thai workers anticipate 41% pay rise due to AI skills acquisition

    A recent report reveals that Thai workers anticipate a significant salary increase of over 41% through the acquisition of artificial intelligence (AI) skills. This surge also promises to catalyse career advancement. The report reveals that by 2028, AI will be embedded in approximately 98% of Thai organisations. These statistics underscore the growing importance of AI-skilled employees, with 94% of employers…

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    Cambodian officials bust cross-border call scam, rescue 19 Thai nationals

    A call scam gang operating from Oddar Meanchey in Cambodia was infiltrated by Cambodian officials on Saturday, resulting in the rescue of 19 Thai nationals. The operation was sparked by a distress call received by Thai officials from one of the victims on Thursday, as revealed by Major General Nat Sri-in, the commander of the Suranaree Task Force. This large-scale…

  • Thailand News

    Srettha pledges to address Thai civil servant debt issue

    Addressing the debt crisis affecting nearly three million Thai civil servants, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin pledged to address the issue accordingly. The government’s focus is on reducing interest rates to alleviate the financial burden. PM Srettha spoke of the positive progress made in the last two months following a meeting with 11 state agency chiefs who are working towards solving…

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    Thai workers set to transform South Korea’s shipbuilding industry

    Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn secured an agreement during his recent visit to Seoul as 3,000 Thai workers are set to revolutionise South Korea’s shipbuilding sector. The minister, in a high-stakes meeting at Lotte Hotel Seoul, clinched a deal with representatives from five top South Korean shipbuilders: HD Hyundai Heavy Industry, Hyundai Mipo Dockyard, Hyundai Samho, Samsung Heavy Industries, and Hanwha…

  • Thailand News

    Israel-Hamas war survivor denied financial aid by Israeli authorities

    A 35 year old Thai labourer hailing from Udon Thani province, recently voiced his grievances to the media. The Thai labourer, Wittawas Kulwong, alleged that despite being a survivor of the Israel-Hamas war, his name was conspicuously missing from the list of Thai workers set to receive financial aid from Israeli authorities. According to a report yesterday, March 5, Wittawas…

  • Thailand News

    Desperate father pleads for Thai worker’s release from Hamas

    A Thai father is urging the government to intervene in the release of his son, who has been detained by Hamas militants in Israel for an excruciating five months. Wilas Tanna hailing from tambon Ban Khu in Na Pho district, voiced his anguish yesterday, February 21, expressing grave concerns for the safety of his 36 year old son Pongsak following…

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    Thailand’s future electric vehicles industry workforce

    Thailand’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation (MHESI) is gearing up to sculpt a formidable workforce of over 150,000 individuals poised to dominate the electric vehicle (EV) industry within the next five years. This electrifying initiative forms the nucleus of the ministry’s holistic strategy aimed at supercharging Thailand’s EV ecosystem. The ministry’s blueprint, announced with much fanfare, is…

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    Thai workers invited to apply for high-paying oil rig jobs in Brunei

    A Thailand government spokesperson announced a significant recruitment drive by the Department of Employment for 40 positions on oil rigs in Brunei, offering high annual salaries, free accommodation, and excellent benefits. The application window for these coveted roles opened on February 9 and will close on February 23, inviting experienced professionals with a minimum of eight years in the industry,…

  • Thailand News

    Less than 5% pay rise for Thai employees this year

    According to Aon Plc’s latest survey, Thai employees are set to experience a modest 4.9% pay rise this year, trailing behind their regional counterparts. The forecast anticipates a slight uptick from 4.7% last year but still falls short of the salary growth expected in Indonesia (6.5%), the Philippines (5.5%), and Malaysia (5%). Meanwhile, Singapore is projected to witness a 4%…

  • Thailand News

    Google reigns supreme: Thailand’s top talent magnet for sixth year running

    WorkVenture revealed the most coveted companies in Thailand, and surprise, surprise: Google claims the top spot for the sixth consecutive year. Unveiling the Top 50 Companies in Thailand 2024, the survey, conducted among over 11,452 young professionals, offers a snapshot of the Thai job market’s evolving landscape. As the professional arena adapts to the changing tides, the new generation of…

  • Thailand News

    Thai workers overseas contribute 60 billion baht in Q1

    Over 21,000 Thai workers were dispatched overseas in the first quarter of the 2024 fiscal year, generating nearly 60 billion baht (US$1.69 billion) in remittances, as disclosed by a leading labour representative. The period of October to December saw 21,281 Thais heading overseas for work, half of whom, numbering 10,024, were recruited by the private sector, according to Pairoj Chotikasathien,…

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    Job seekers look for quality jobs, not just income concerns

    In the aftermath of the pandemic, Thai job seekers are demanding more than just a paycheque. Managing Director of Jobs DB (Thailand) Recruitment Company, Duangporn Phrom-on, has unveiled revelations from the expansive Global Talent Survey, a game-changer exploring Southeast Asia’s job market. This survey, casting its net over 97,324 participants across six Asian nations, unleashed significant insights. Thailand, a digital…

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    Thai workers fleeing conflict zones for lucrative jobs in South Korea: 7,000 positions up for grabs

    The Korean-Thai Chamber of Commerce (KTCC) is set to revolutionise the South Korean job market, offering a glimmer of hope for thousands of Thai workers escaping the turmoil in Israel. The KTCC, having sealed the deal with the Thai government, is now gearing up to negotiate with South Korean local government officials, aiming to open the doors to Thai workers…

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    Thai worker returns to Israeli farm amidst conflict to support family

    A 33 year old man from Buri Ram has opted to return to his job on an Israeli farm, notwithstanding the ongoing conflict in the region. He had initially returned to Thailand as part of the government’s repatriation initiative that brought thousands of Thai workers home from Israel. With mounting debts and a family to support, Tom Prongjit found the…

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    The hidden struggle of Thailand’s overlooked workforce

    Thailand’s National Statistical Office (NSO) Director, Piyanut Wuthison, has exposed the stark reality of the nation’s labour force where 21 million workers in the informal sector constitute a staggering 52.3% of Thailand‘s workforce. “Our annual survey sheds light on the silent warriors of the informal labour sector, a staggering 21 million strong. These workers, often grappling with irregular hours and…

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    Thailand commits to release of Thai captives held by Hamas

    Srettha Thavisin, the Prime Minister of Thailand, recently reaffirmed the government’s commitment to secure the release of all remaining Thai captives held hostage in Palestine. The 61 year old Thai PM dispelled circulating rumours concerning the government’s intention to abandon the remaining captives, asserting that their liberation would have to wait until the next ceasefire. Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara…

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    Four Thai workers released from Hamas captivity

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Thailand confirmed the release of four Thai workers today, previously held captive by Hamas militants. The release occurred yesterday evening, as reported by the Royal Thai Embassy situated in Tel Aviv, Israel. The freed workers – Paiboon Ratnil, Kong Saelao, Chakraphan Sikhena, and Chalermchai Saengkaew – underwent a medical examination at an Israeli hospital.…

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    Hamas releases two more Thai captives, 19 now freed

    The release of two additional Thai captives from the Israel- Palestine conflict occurred on Tuesday night, bringing the total number of freed Thai citizens to 19, with a remaining 13 still in custody. Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin announced via the Twitter social media platform that Pattanayut Tonsokree and Owat Suriya had been liberated at 11pm local time and were immediately…

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    Two more Thai hostages released from conflict in Gaza

    Foreign Affairs Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara today celebrated the release of two more Thai hostages from the conflict in Gaza. Their release was facilitated by a temporary truce between Israel and Hamas. Deputy Prime Minister Parnpree Bahiddha-Nukara conveyed his joy at the Thai hostages’ release via the social media platform Twitter (X). The 66 year old Bangkok-born politician expressed his delight…

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    Four more Thai workers freed by Hamas, confirms UK Foreign Ministry

    The Hamas group released another four Thai workers from their captivity yesterday, according to a statement made by Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Kanchama Patarachoke today. The announcement was based on a report from the Thai embassy in Tel Aviv. The spokesperson, who also heads the Department of Information, indicated that upon their release, Israeli officials admitted the four Thai nationals to…

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    Miracle in Gaza: Woman believes boyfriend died in Israel attack, finds him alive and well

    Love prevails as a woman, who mourned the loss of her boyfriend in the 7 October attack on Israel, now celebrates his imminent reunion. Two days after the 7 October attack, Kittiya Thuengsaeng received the devastating news that her boyfriend, Wichai Kalapat, was believed to be among the casualties. The social media posts mourning the man she planned to marry…

  • Politics News

    Thai workers left in the lurch: Government’s broken promise leaves evacuees stranded

    Thai workers who have evacuated from Israel are facing a nightmare as the government’s pledged financial aid remains elusive. Despite assurances of a 50,000-baht compensation almost a month ago, some Thai workers are still waiting, struggling, and urging authorities to expedite relief. The Thai government’s vow of 50,000 baht in compensation, coupled with low-interest loans and additional funds for Thai workers,…

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    Thai ambassador advises workers to delay return to Israel amidst conflict

    The ambassador of Thailand to Israel, Pannabha Chandraramya, advised Thai workers who have recently returned from Israel to refrain from going back due to the ongoing conflict between Israel and Hamas. She updated on the situation during a meeting involving 97 of the nation’s high-ranking overseas representatives at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Pannabha suggested that those who had returned…

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    Thai Ministry to send 100,000 workers abroad in fiscal year 2024

    The Thai Ministry of Labour has set a target to send 100,000 Thai workers abroad in the 2024 fiscal year, with Taiwan, Israel, and South Korea being the top three destinations. This announcement was made today by Permanent Secretary for Labour, Pairoj Chotikasathien. The Labour Ministry aims to send Thai workers to countries where the demand for labour is high.…

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    Thai PM sees hope in Land Bridge megaproject to lure overseas Thais back

    Acknowledging the lack of attractive job opportunities in Thailand, Prime Minister Srettha Thavisin expressed hope that the Land Bridge megaproject would allure high-calibre Thais working abroad to return home. The prime minister made this remark during a meeting with the Thai community members in the US at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in San Francisco. Government spokesperson Chai Wacharonke provided a summary…