The Labour Minister met with heads of government agencies under the Ministry of Labour in 21 central provinces to present policies on operating the Co-payment project. He invited 235 employers/companies operating in the central regions to join the meeting to listen to problems and solutions.
On November 30, 2020, at 13.30 hours, the Labour Minister chaired the meeting with government agencies’ heads under the Ministry of Labour in the central region to discuss the Co-payment project’s implementation. The meeting acknowledged the direction to drive the employment promotion program for new graduates by the public and private sectors and work together to create sustainability for the workforce. The meeting also shared employers’ perspectives on enhancing labour potential and employers in building economic strength and competitiveness sustainably. Assistant to the Labour Minister Mr. Surachai Chaitrakulthong, Advisor to the Labour Minister Mrs. Thiwalrat Angkinan, Permanent Secretary of Labour Mr. Suthi Sukosol, and the Ministry of Labour’s executives also joined the meeting, which took place at the Jompol P. Pibulsongkhram meeting room, Ministry of Labour.
The Deputy Labour Minister said that the project aims to achieve its objectives of following government policy to build the workforce and employers’ potential to strengthen the economy and compete sustainably. This is especially in a time where the world, including Thailand, is affected by Covid-19. The Ministry of Labour is committed to promoting and expanding the job opportunities of new graduates, the public, and the unemployed, to create jobs, careers, and income for all equally, to drive the country’s economic recovery.
Mr. Suchart continued that acknowledging problems, facts from operations in the area, and suggestions from the perspective of employers/companies in implementing the Co-payment project is a matter that the Ministry of Labour gives priority to. It is finding common ways to encourage new graduates and employers/companies to reach a mutual agreement, leading to the targetted 260,000 people’s employment. Thus, 235 employers/companies in the central region were invited to attend the meeting and heads of government agencies under the Ministry of Labour in the central region. This comprised five agencies, including the Provincial Labour Offices, Provincial Employment Offices, Provincial Labour Protection and Welfare Offices, Provincial Skill Development Offices or Institutes, and the Provincial Social Security Office 21 provinces in the central region, to provide policies for the implementation of the Co-payment project.
The said project’s objective is to assist new graduates in employment, career, income, skills, and work experience, promoting sufficient income to spend, stimulating the economy. It also aims to help employers/companies to be able to run their business continuously by encouraging employers/companies to hire new graduates from 4 groups, including undergraduates, advanced diplomas, vocational certificates, and high school certificates. Nationwide, there the goal is 260,000 people.
Source: Ministry of Labour