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List of jobs reserved for Thais trimmed

Post by buksida » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:57 pm

Foreigners as of July 1 will be permitted to work in 12 professions previously reserved for Thais, though 28 other kinds of jobs remain off limits, including traditional Thai-style massage.

An updated list of occupations reserved for Thais was announced on Thursday, the number dropping from 39 on the list used since 1979. Labour Minister Pol General Adul Sangsingkeo said the list would be publicised in the interim and transgressors would be treated with leniency.

After July 1, officials would arrest violators, he said. The 12 professions to be opened to foreigners include manual labour, as defined by the Employment Department, and 11 others for which foreigners can be hired “as necessary”, with the condition that they can only be employees, not business owners or working independently.

The 11 others are agriculture, including animal husbandry, forestry, fisheries and other non-expert jobs; bricklaying, carpentry and other construction work; and making mattresses, quilt blankets, knives, shoes, hats, dresses, pottery and ceramic ware.

Foreigners with professional licences recognised in Thailand will also be able to work in civil engineering, architecture and accountancy, though with some restrictions on internal auditing.

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Re: List of jobs reserved for Thais trimmed

Post by handdrummer » Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:23 pm

That's good as I have an advanced degree in mattress making.

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