January 16, 2014 00:00 By Thammarat Kitchalong
THAI SKILLED workers now have a greater chance of landing jobs in Germany, which has introduced new regulations to address labour shortages there.
The regulations seek to attract skilled workers from foreign countries to fill vacancies on German soil.
“Thais will be able to enter 18 occupations in Germany if their qualifications, including vocational-education background, meet the requirements,” Labour Ministry permanent secretary Jeerasak Sukonthachart said yesterday.
He said these occupations were in fields including macrotronics, electronics, transportation and logistics.
He added that Thais who worked in Germany would receive the same employment conditions as local workers.
Jeerasak advised interested Thais to check if their vocational degrees were recognised in Germany before heading to the country for a job.
“Visit www.anerkennung-ideutschland.de/html/de/downloads.php for more information,” he said.