Laos is facing a shortage of skilled workers and needs to bring in foreign labour to supply the market.
The government estimated 500,000 labourers will be needed by 2015 as the country looks to strong economic growth. But the country could supply only about 55,000 workers a year, according to the Labour and Social Welfare Ministry.
Liber Libouapao, director general of the National Economic Research Institute, told the Vientiane Times, the shortage was serious in skilled areas.
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