The Roles of Local Administration in the Promotion of Employment of the Informal Elderly Laborers
The research on “The Roles of Local Administration in the Promotion of Employment of the Informal Elderly Laborers, Amphoe Kho Wang, Yasothon Province” has its main objectives as follows: 1) To study the roles of local administration in the promotion of employment of the informal senior workers in Kho Wang District, Yasothon Province, and 2) To study the guidelines of the promotion of employment of the informal senior workers in Kho Wang District, Yasothon Province. The study found that most of the elderly have been working since they were young. These people work on a continuous basis and they have a strong intention to continue working as long as their physical conditions allow them to do so. They utilize their former knowledge, and experience in which it is a part of the local wisdom that has been passing from generation to generation. The characteristics of work that belong to the old both in group working and individual working is job independence. For the guidelines of the employment promotion, the study found that: 1) the local administrations are the major supporters of the employment promotion for the old, 2) the support is in the form of current capital used in production group, 3) the support is in the form of a “mentor,” 4) the establishment of occupational network in the areas, 5) the coordination with other related units to provide raw materials, 6) the provision of jobs that are suitable for the old, 7) the coordination with health care and sanitation units to look after the old, 8) the promotion of learning process, local wisdom transformation, and occupation skills on the handicraft products that identify local identity of the old, and 9) the promotion of savings among the old.
Keywords - The roles of local administration, Employment promotion, Informal elderly laborers