17,000 took overseas jobs last month

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Job seekers receive overseas jobs in eight countries in September.  Photo: Phoe Khwar

MORE THAN 17,000 Myanmar workers officially accepted overseas jobs in eight countries last month, according to figures released by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
In September, 15,805 workers out of 17,143 went to neighbouring Thailand, while 692 others were legally sent to the Republic of Korea, followed by 346 individuals to Japan, 267 workers to Malaysia, 17 to Singapore, eight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), seven to Qatar and one to Macau.
In addition, over 16,400 local job seekers accepted jobs domestically in various states and regions during September.
Among the most popular regions, the commercial city of Yangon was ranked first with over 10,957 new employees, followed by Bago Region with 1,563 and Mandalay Region with 1,231, Magway Region with 469, Sagaing Region with 377, Ayeyawady Region with 369 and Taninthayi Region with 253.
Among states, over 500 job hunters took jobs in Mon State, while 221 others seized employment opportunities in Shan State, 133 in Rakhine State, 123 in Kachin State, 59 in Kayin State, 44 in far-flung Chin State and 14 in Kayah State.
The Nay Pyi Taw council area offered jobs to 146 people last month.
Concerted efforts are being made by the ministry to create more employment opportunities for both domestic and overseas job hunters through a new online labour exchange management system, which serves as a bridge between employers and employees.

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