Hon’ble Minister of Labour and Human Resources, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo launched the 13th National Labour Force Survey on 25th May, 2016 at Ministry’s conference hall.
The main findings of the report stated that the national unemployment rate has decreased by 0.1 % from 2.6 % in 2014 to 2.5% in 2015. However, the youth unemployment rate has increased by 1.3% from 9.4% in 2014 to 10.7% in 2015.
The Ministry of Labour and Human Resources has launched the Revolving Fund for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Start up and Overseas Employment Placement for youth.
For further information, contact Entrepreneurship & Self Employment Division at 326732 and Overseas Employment Unit at 02-333867
In order to understand the current employment scenario and manpower requirements in the furniture industry, a consultative meeting with the Furniture Making Houses was held in NRDCL, Thimphu on 17th May, 2016.
The meeting was chaired by Honorable Lyonpo, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo and 32 furniture making houses attended the meeting.
The two-day National Job Fair themed “Be Employed, Be Productive, Be Useful!” was held at Changlimithang Parking with the Hon’ble Minister of Labour and Human Resources, Ngeema Sangay Tshempo gracing the inauguration ceremony.
The National Job Fair is an annual event of the Ministry to create a platform for employment firms and organizations to meet with the highest possible number of jobseekers, showcasing their existing and future job vacancies, thus facilitating employment.
The Department of Employment, Ministry of Labour and Human Resources is pleased to announce that the 13th National Job Fair is scheduled for 12th & 13th May, 2016 at the parking below Changlimithang stadium, Thimphu.
The Fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with employers and understand the job market and employment opportunities both within and outside the country. All job seekers are invited to attend.
Any private or corporate firms interested to participate in the Fair, kindly contact 334495 during office hours.