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Opening of 14th National Job Fair, “Jobs for Independence and Self-Respect”

The two-day 14th National Job Fair began on 17th May, 2017 at open space below Changlimethang stadium with 41 Exhibitors displaying various vacancies and training opportunities for our young job seekers. The opening of the Fair, themed “Jobs for Independence and Self-Respect”, was graced by Hon’ble Lyonpo, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo. 
Over a thousand job seekers attended the Fair to explore opportunities.

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MoLHR signs MoU with Institute of Technical Education – Education Services, Singapore

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has signed Memorandum of Understanding with ITE – Education Services, Singapore for collaborating in Technical and Vocational Education and Training in development of Bhutan on 15th May, 2017 at Minister’s Conference Hall.

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The signing took place in the presence of Hon’ble Minister, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo, MoLHR and Hon’ble Minister, Vivian Balakrishnan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Government of the Republic of Singapore.

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First batch Graduates from short-course Furniture training from Chumey-TTI

The first group of 9 candidates graduated on 4th May 2017 from Chumey- Technical Training Institute. The graduates are certified at National Certification II. These graduates will be working in different furniture houses that are currently facing shortage of furniture makers. The MoLHR is currently training youths in furniture making in both in-country as well as ex-country institutions. A total of about 300 youths are expected to graduate by July 2017.

The furniture products made by the 9 students at Chumey-TTI were donated to different communities and offices in the country.

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4th National HRD Advisory “an assessment of School-to-Work Transition support programs

The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources (MoLHR) is pleased to release the 4th National Human Resources Development (NHRD) Advisory 2017, developed under the theme ‘an assessment of school-to-work transition support programs’. The current theme was chosen due to growing importance and role of different School-to-Work Transition (STWT) support programs in supporting young jobseekers for successful transition in the world of work. The advisory aims to give an insight into the existing STWT support services of the MoLHR in terms of its outcome and delivery.


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Public Notification on Fake & Unauthorized Overseas Agent

This is for the information of general public that there are many fake and unauthorized operators advertising overseas job vacancies in the social media such as Facebook and WeChat. To overcome scams and fake operators, jobseekers are advised to follow the following instructions:
1. Apply for jobs with MoLHR’s licensed Bhutan Overseas Employment Agents.
2. Crosscheck with MoLHR on any jobs advertised online.
3. No payments to be made to the Agents unless authorized by MoLHR.
For further information, kindly contact Overseas Employment Unit at 02-333867 or email:

utashi@molhr.gov.bt /swangmo@molhr.gov.bt /dmsubba@molhr.gov.bt /pswaiba@molhr.gov.bt

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Launching of Overseas Education and Skill Development Scheme

unnamedRoyal Monetary Authority, Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Labour and Human Resources today launched the Overseas Education and Skill Development Scheme.

The main objective of the scheme is for the Bhutanese youth to access higher education or develop proficiencies/skills abroad to improve their employment opportunities or business prospects on return home.

The loan scheme does not require collateral/mortgage instead a letter of acceptance from the university/colleges/vocational institutions duly attested by the MoLHR is needed.

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Launch a Startup in 54 Hours with Startup Weekend Bhutan, 14th – 16th April 2017

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Startup Weekend® is a 54-hour event designed to provide superior experiential entrepreneurship education. Beginning with Friday night pitches and continuing through brainstorming and business plan development, Startup Weekends culminate in Sunday night demos and presentations. Participants create working startups during the event and win attractive prizes. Continue reading…

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Successfully concluded training in Professional Heavy Machine Operators

BeFunky CollageThe three months long training for 23 Bhutanese youth in heavy machine operators completed on 31st March 2017. The training was conducted by Construction Development Corporation Limited (CDCL) with funding from Human Resource Development Division under the Department of Human Resources, MoLHR.

Out of 23, 16 of them obtained official license for the heavy machine operator and will be soon working in private companies.

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Public Notification regarding fake and Unauthorized Overseas Agent

The Department of Employment, MoLHR would like to inform the general public that there are many fake and unauthorized Bhutanese operators advertising overseas vacancies through social media like Facebook, WeChat, etc. To overcome scams and fake operators for Overseas Employment, jobseekers are advised to follow the following instructions:

  1. Apply for jobs only with MoLHR’s licensed agents (The list of agents are reflected in the Ministry’s website at http://www.molhr.gov.bt/molhr/?page_id=289
  2. Crosscheck with the Ministry on the jobs advertised by the agents or upon authorization by MoLHR.
  3. No payments to the agents until after successful placement by the agents or authorized by MoLHR.

The Ministry will not be responsible for consequences from failure to follow this notification.

For further information, contact Overseas Employment Unit at 02-339529 or email: utashi@molhr.gov.bt

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1. Food and Beverages (FNB) :

All students will be offered guaranteed jobs in leading Five star rated Hotels of India like St. REGIS, JW MARRIOTT, LEELA, WESTIN, MAYFAIR, AMAN HOTELS. PULLMAN etc. 

with attractive salary starting Rs. 11,000/- in hand , Plus free food and Accommodation and other benefits 

Qualification : Minimum X pass , Good English &  Positive Attitude 

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Public Notification

This is to inform the general public that M/S Lama Youth Overseas Employment Private Limited (Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent based in Thimphu, JoJo’s Building) is terminated from regular operation with immediate effect for breaching the Regulation on Bhutanese Overseas Employment Agent. Henceforth, the Agent is not permitted to select, recruit and deploy jobseekers including those job vacancies approved earlier.

Therefore, all concerned jobseekers are asked to refrain from using the services of the Agent immediately.

Notification for General Public

This is to notify the general public that the Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has observed that most of the employers have employed employees/workers for more than one year through breakdown of the contract duration.

Therefore, as provided under section 52 of the Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007, if the employer employs employee(s)/worker(s) for more than a year for same or similar work, irrespective of contract duration or the breakdown of the contract duration in the contract of employment, the employee is deemed to be employed under Section 52 of Labour and Employment Act of Bhutan 2007 and are entitled to benefits as per the Act.

Such rights and obligations shall be enforced with effect from 15th May 2017

14th National Job Fair, 2017

The Department of Employment and Human Resources, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources is pleased to announce that the 14th National Job Fair is scheduled for 17th & 18th May, 2017 at the parking below Changlimithang stadium, Thimphu.

The Fair is an opportunity for jobseekers to meet with employers and understand the job market and employment opportunities both within and outside the country. All jobseekers are invited to attend.