Careers, Jobs and Education Resources for: Laos

Staticmap?size=320x260&zoom=3&maptype=roadmap&sensor=false&key=abqiaaaa6rs7dlccekipwdombvotyxs1ytlivsncokofgdnrhb6rw0dnthqcnl mjgr1e3zqv7e889bab2f7na&center=laos&markers=laos
Modern-day Laos has its roots in the ancient Lao kingdom of Lan Xang, established in the 14th Century under King FA NGUM. For 300 years Lan Xang had influence reaching into present-day Cambodia and Thailand, as well as over all of what is now Laos. After centuries of gradual decline, Laos came under the domination of Siam (Thailand) from the late 18th century until the late 19th century when it became part of French Indochina. The Franco-Siamese Treaty of 1907 defined the current Lao border with Thailand. In 1975, the Communist Pathet Lao took control of the government ending a six-century-old monarchy and instituting a strict socialist regime closely aligned to Vietnam. A gradual return to private enterprise and the liberalization of foreign investment laws began in 1986. Laos became a member of ASEAN in 1997. (from the CIA)


Economic Overview

The government of laos, one of the few remaining one-party communist states, began decentralizing control and encouraging private enterprise in 1986. the results, starting from an extremely low base, were striking - growth averaged 6% per year in 1988-2007 except during the short-lived drop caused by the asian financial crisis beginning in 1997. despite this high growth rate, laos remains a country with a underdeveloped infrastructure, particularly in rural areas. it has no railroads, a rudimentary road system, and limited external and internal telecommunications, though the government is sponsoring major improvements in the road system with support from japan and china. electricity is available in urban areas and in most rural districts. subsistence agriculture, dominated by rice, accounts for about 40% of gdp and provides 80% of total employment. the economy will continue to benefit from aid from international donors and from foreign investment in hydropower and mining. construction will be another strong economic driver, especially as hydroelectric dam and road projects gain steam. several policy changes since 2004 may help spur growth. in late 2004, laos gained normal trade relations status with the us, allowing laos-based producers to benefit from lower tariffs on exports. laos is taking steps to join the world trade organization in the next few years; the resulting trade policy reforms will improve the business environment. on the fiscal side, a value-added tax (vat) regime, slated to begin in 2008, should help streamline the government's inefficient tax system.

Environmental Issues

Unexploded ordnance; deforestation; soil erosion; most of the population does not have access to potable water

Government Type

Communist state


6,677,534 (july 2008 est.)


Southeastern asia, northeast of thailand, west of vietnam


Total: 236,800 sq km land: 230,800 sq km water: 6,000 sq km

Slightly larger than utah

Country Aliases

Conventional long form: lao people's democratic republic conventional short form: laos local long form: sathalanalat paxathipatai paxaxon lao local short form: none


Name: vientiane geographic coordinates: 17 58 n, 102 36 e time difference: utc+7 (12 hours ahead of washington, dc during standard time)

Military Service

15 years of age for compulsory military service; minimum 18-month conscript service obligation (2006)

International Disputes

Southeast asian states have enhanced border surveillance to check the spread of avian flu; talks continue on completion of demarcation with thailand but disputes remain over islands in the mekong river; concern among mekong commission members that china's construction of dams on the mekong river will affect water levels

Sources: Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)

432094 Laos Jobs Found

RN –Administrator- Home Health Care At CareGivers of America, we believe home is where the heart is. It’s where our patients feel at ease, surround...
CareGivers of America - Lauderhill - posted about 19 hours ago
Title: Dispatcher Beverly Hills, Ca. 50-55K + Benefits Required Skills: Knowledge of Southern CA geographic layout Prior dispatch experience prefer...
- CA - Beverly Hills - posted about 19 hours ago
A hospital in the medical center area is actively searching for Telecom Operators for their call center team! As a Telecom Operator you will be res...
- Medical Center - posted about 19 hours ago
. Superior Group is looking for CNC Milling Machine Operator for our Client located in New Hope, MN Operate multiple machines to complete machining...
Superior Group - New Hope - posted about 19 hours ago
A company in the Dillsburg area area is looking for a CNC programmer on 1st shift. Shift hours : 8AM - 4:30PM Monday Through Friday. Pay: may range...
Aerotek - Dillsburg - posted about 19 hours ago
Project Manager This Project Manager is responsible for the completion of projects or programs and oversees all aspects of the project life cycle i...
TEKsystems, Inc - Louisville - posted about 19 hours ago
Manafort-Precision, LLC has an immediate opening for a Project Engineer in its Worcester, MA office. We are looking for an individual with up to fi...
Manafort-Precision, LLC - Worcester, MA - posted about 19 hours ago
Rosemary Children's Services opened its doors in 1920 to help and serve adolescent girls. Since then, the agency has grown to provide 'at-risk' you...
Rosemary Children's Services - Pasadena - posted about 19 hours ago
POSITION SUMMARY: Assist and lead a comprehensive make-buy analysis. This will include a deep dive of current internal costing methods, variable vs...
The Computer Merchant, Ltd - NH - Franklin - posted about 19 hours ago
Do you have forklift experience? Are you ale to work a 2nd shift? Are you able to thrive in a fast paced work environment?
Express Employment Professionals - FL - Ocala - posted about 19 hours ago
Jobs results sponsored by CareerBuilder
More Laos Jobs...