New hope for released prisoners provided by Department of Employment

New hope for released prisoners provided by Department of Employment

The Department of Employment (DOE), in collaboration with the Department of Corrections, launched an employment promotion programme for inmates receiving royal amnesties and sentence reduction, and released in 2020. The programme aims to provide jobs for prisoners who participated the H.M. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Phra Vajiraklaochaoyuhua Royal Project “Khok Nong Na of Mercy and Hope” training programme by the Department of Corrections.

Department of Employment (DOE), Director-general Suchat Pornchaiwisetakul revealed: “DOE has been assigned by the Department of Corrections, Ministry of Justice, to provide assistance for inmates receiving pardons when seeking employment opportunities. Provincial employment offices across Thailand and Bangkok, and offices in related areas, have been prompted to take responsibility for providing job placement assistance.

Over the years, DOE’s activities have included short workshops in freelancing and small business for prisoners prior to their release, covering career advice, and guidance in key concepts such as strategic business location, cost calculation, and capital resources. The service offered by DOE also includes registration and job recruitment management for former inmates, which is directly collaborated with CARE: Center for Assistance to Reintegration and Employment, the Department of Corrections.” 

Department of Employment (DOE) commits to continue its mission in providing occupation guidance and promoting employment for the public, including juvenile prisoners and prisoners about to enter the job market. In addition to providing career advice, training resources and information on job market trends. Furthermore, prisoners are encouraged to generate income and refresh their skills while still confined in order to create opportunities to become good citizens with strong social support, leading to an improved quality of life and national worthiness.

For more information please visit or contact the provincial offices or Bangkok employment offices area 1-10. For more information please call Ministry of Labour hotline 1506 press 2 (Department of Employment).

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