Verité conducted desk and field research to map out how jobseekers in Cambodia, Myanmar, and Lao PDR learn about jobs in Thailand, weigh risk factors and choose among the routes open to them, as well as what those routes – formal or informal – entail. Through 168 interviews with people on or connected with this journey, a picture emerged of a highly complex and dynamic arena in which the needs of jobseekers, job-finders, employers, regulators, facilitators and profiteers meet.
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On December 18th, Verité will join the global community in celebrating International Migrants Day. International migration and the human rights of migrant laborers is a common theme in Verité’s work across regions and sectors, and in many corporate supply chains. Cross-border migrant workers face increased vulnerability to exploitation and forced labor due to their foreign status in the destination country. Verité engages directly on this issue through several ongoing projects and participation in United Nations’ dialogues on the global governance of migration.
This past February, Verité CEO Dan Viederman delivered a talk at TedX Berkeley in front of an enthusiastic audience of 2,000 faculty, students and community members. The video of his talk on THE COST OF A JOB is now available online, thanks to the generosity of the Fetzer Institute. We have it on good authority that Dan found the experience intense, challenging and also greatly rewarding. We welcome your feedback!