Thailand will hire hundreds of Filipino English teachers as the two countries will sign a labor bilateral agreement in the coming weeks, Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello III said.
The Department of Labor and Employment chief will meet with Thai Ministry of Employment officials to discuss the Thai government’s requirement under its “English for All” Project in the area of Eastern Economic Corridor.
“Filipino teachers are the preferred nationals needed by the government of Thailand because of the excellent English proficiency and competence of our teachers,” Bello said.
Under the proposed agreement, Filipino teachers will be hired by the Thailand Ministry of Education to teach students in primary and secondary levels in government schools.
The labor chief also disclosed that Filipino teachers who will be hired under the program will receive 25,000 baht per month or P45,000, inclusive of housing allowance.
The other benefits include personal accident insurance and round trip airfare and work permit fees which will be shouldered by the government of Thailand.
Aside from English teachers, Thailand is also opening job opportunities to foreign professionals in the field of engineering, architecture, medicine, accounting and dental medicine.
To date, there are 16,704 overseas Filipino workers in Thailand, of which 11,848 are professionals, mostly composed of teachers, musicians and other professional expats working in multi-national countries.