Almost 200,000 Undocumented Migrant Worker Registrations on Fifth Day

The Ministry of Labour's Inspector-General and spokesperson Mr. Ananchai Uthaipatanacheep gave a report on the progress of the centers for foreign worker management. He said that the 28th July 2017, which was the fifth day of operations for the 100 centers nationwide saw a cumulative statistic of 58,066 employers and 190,926 workers from 24-28 July (information as of 28 July at 16.30). For 28 July alone, a total of 10,555 employers and 38,208 workers were registered at the centers, with an additional 1,145 employers and 3,058 workers registered online. The population of registered Burmese workers were highest, followed by Cambodian national and Laotian nationals. The top five industries were agriculture and livestock, construction, food and beverages, services and agricultural processing industries, in the respective order.

Mr. Ananchai explained that the five provinces reporting the most migrant workers were Bangkok, Samut Prakarn, Rayong, Pathum Thani and Nonthaburi. The Ministry of Labour has affirmed that the centers will be open every day from 24 July to 7 August 2017, with no holidays, from 08.30 to 16.30 hours. Employers can also download and submit the necessary applications online from the website. Mr. Ananchai thus urged employers with undocumented migrant workers to register their workers early, to avoid rushing on the last few days of the center's operations and to avoid any potential delays. For more information, employers/workers can call the Department of Employment's 1694 hotline and the Ministry of Labour's public relations center on 0 2232 1471.

Source: Ministry of Labour