Laos: Labour ministry projects high demand for construction workers

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare has unveiled a new study, which delivers a strong message that the construction industry is suffering from a shortage of Lao workers and that a policy intervention is needed to address this deficiency.According to ...

Ekaphone Phouthonesy

Students get lessons from UN on human trafficking prevention

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane recently to learn about human trafficking, especially how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law.The topic was discussed during the course of a Model ...

Phomphong Laoin

All sectors of society urged to help prevent human trafficking

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government together with the United Nations is working with other countries to prevent human trafficking, with Laos making a serious effort to curb the practice.This week the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism is organising a seminar in the south ...

News Desk

Lao girl's escape leads to arrest of sex trafficking suspect

A major suspect in a transnational human trafficking operation has been arrested at a border karaoke bar in Narathiwat, and several Lao girls rescued from the flesh trade.The woman’s apprehension followed the escape of a Lao girl forced into prostitution, who returned to her home ...


Vientiane labour officials mull foreign worker regulation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Vientiane authorities have ordered all district departments to continue registering foreign workers and issuing them with work permits to ensure they comply with regulations for seeking employment in Laos.Labour authorities held a meeting in the capital on Friday to consider the ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Anti-human trafficking efforts highlighted in southern provinces of Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism has organised a meeting in Attapeu province to assist southern authorities in the protection of vulnerable people against human trafficking.In his opening remarks at the meeting for the four southern provinces of Saravan, Champassak, ...

News Desk

Laos Tackles Unemployment by Partnering with Top Jobs Site

The Lao government is to provide information on the job market through a new partnership with the country’s largest employment website operator, 108 Jobs, in a move to tackle growing unemployment issues.Under the agreement signed on June 27, the Employment Service Center under the Ministry ...

The Laotian Times News Desk

Laos, Thailand cement ongoing cooperation in labour sector

Lao and Thai officials have agreed to continue cooperating in the labour sector aiming to ensure the legal status of Lao workers who can prove their identity in Thailand.Meanwhile, Lao authorities have promised to help illegal workers wanting to return home to acquire passports so ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Laos' Factory workers may be offered sexual health advice

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The Vientiane Youth Clinic and the Lao Women’s Union met with factory owners and managers last Friday to discuss ways to improve the sexual health knowledge and practices of factory employees.The meeting is part of the two organisations’ ongoing agenda to ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Student job seekers explore opportunities at Lao university fair

Tertiary students and graduates from across the country are making the most of opportunities being offered at a national job fair taking place in Vientiane.Registering with big corporations and receiving advice from industry professionals about career pathways are just some of the opportunities that are ...

Sangkhomsay Bubphanouvong

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