The Isaan Record Says Goodbye, for Now

Like so many other foreigners in Thailand, we came here as teachers. We did it because we didn’t know what else to do after graduation, because the American economy had tanked, because we studied Classics. We told our mothers’ sisters’ next-door neighbors that we wanted to learn another language, see the world, and if we were feeling self-conscious, we said we wanted to air-quote “find ourselves.” For most of you, our readers, you know what…

05/15/2012

A Generation Later, Migrant Workers Choose Home

UDON THANI – Earlier this year, the Ministry of Labor announced plans to increase the number of Thais employed overseas by 10% to more than 600,000 workers.  In addition to maintaining existing markets for Thai labor (in countries such as South Korea, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei) and pursuing new markets (including Finland, New Zealand and South Africa), the Ministry hopes to encourage a renewed demand for Thai construction workers in the Middle East. But…

05/01/2012
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