Israel considers taking more Thai workers

Israel considers taking more Thai workers

Labor secretary in Tel Aviv to talk about opportunities in non-farm fields, including design.

Israel considers taking more Thai workers
At a fruits and flower industry in Israel, Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn greets Thai employees. ( Photo: Ministry of Labour )

Israel has warmed to Thailand’s plan calling for a significant increase in the number of farm laborers sent it from 6, 000 to 20, 000 per month, according to Labour Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn.

Mr. Phiphat made the comment on Tuesday while leading a group from Thailand to Israel, where both flanks discussed the employment prospects and working conditions in Tel Aviv.

Thai individuals included Pairoj Chotikasathien, the everlasting director for workers, Wichit Intrajareon, the lieutenant chairman- standard of the Employment Department, and other senior employment officials. Mr. Phiphat met with Israeli Interior Minister Moshe Arbel, Labor Minister Yoav Ben-Tzur, and Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Avi Dichter.

All the Israeli officials praised Thai employees and praised the connections made between Israeli companies and Thai employees.

The Thai committee made three suggestions to the Israeli government, including increasing the number of farm laborers from 6, 000 to 20, 000, making Thais who have worked in Israel for at least five times and three times ready to return to work it, and increasing the number of construction workers through a government-to-government employment contract.

The ideas received positive feedback from the Jewish government, Mr Phiphat said, adding that Israel needs at least an additional 25, 000 design staff.

About 30, 000 Thai citizens were working in Israel, 95 % of them in the agricultural sector, before the Oct 7 problems by Hamas next year. Israel has experienced labor shortages in its land sector since the government repatriated nearly 9,500 workers, and since that time, the country has faced labor shortages. Despite the risks, some Thais have expressed an interest in returning.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has asked the Thai committee for assistance in order to maintain employers assign workers to high-security areas and ensure safety for Thai workers.

In contrast, the committee asked Israel to acquire offering internships to Indian students. According to Mr. Phiphat, the Jewish state has promised to speak with the appropriate organizations about the demand.

Eventually, the Jewish labor minister spoke with the group about hiring more Thai workers to fill open positions in the hospitality industry, the labor minister continued.

Prior to the meeting, Mr. Phiphat and labor officials had a meeting with Chemo Aharon Co Ltd, a leading private company in Israel, which had expressed an interest in hiring more Thai employees for a new task.

They agreed to an additional 2, 300 employees: 300 electricians and the remainder construction workers.

Now, 271 Thais are working on an oil pipelines initiative in Ashdod in different positions, such as engineers, electricians, painting and pipe engineers.