Thailand approves budget to hire recent graduates and the unemployed

The cabinet has approved a 3.5-billion-baht (US$99,927) budget to hire more than 68,000 recent graduates and jobless people nationwide.
By: | June 17, 2022

This would be achieved through bio-, circular and green (BCG) projects to kick-start the job market as the pandemic continues to subside, government spokesman Thanakorn Wangboonkongchana has said.

The budget will be disbursed by the Ministry of Higher Education Science Research and Innovation to finance job creation projects across the country, which will last three months, and are intended to spur economic activities and drive the grassroots economy and regional development.

Thanakorn said the government expected at least 68,350 people to benefit from the projects which inject 600 million baht (US$17 million) per month into the local economy. 

At the same time, the employment will provide on-the-job training and give workers experience that the government hopes will help them gain further employment in the sector when the projects end, added the spokesman.

An expanded workforce with practical knowledge of the BCG model is seen as key to the development of enabling Thailand toward a data-driven community. 

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The job creation projects target those who have graduated from tertiary institutes in the last five years and laid-off people. There will be some 15,000 local projects to stimulate employment in over 7,400 tambons (subdistricts). 

During employment, the workers will also learn about technology in production and services, cost reduction, marketing operation and delivery of goods, according to Bangkok Post.