Thailand compiles list of 225,000 job vacancies for unemployed

To help workers made jobless by the latest COVID-19 wave, the country’s Ministry of Labour is compiling a list of more than 225,000 job vacancies.
By: | April 21, 2021

The list will include 225,207 job positions from private firms and government agencies, said labour minister Suchart Chomklin. 

The Department of Employment (DoE), which falls under the purview of the Ministry of Labour, said its statistics showed that the 10 most sought-after jobs currently are manufacturing labourer, general labourer, assembly labourer, sales agent for service businesses, sales staff and product presenter, customer service staff, delivery staff, QC staff, sales representative and warehouse staff. 

Job seekers can register and browse available job positions online or contact their local provincial employment offices, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand. 

Last Friday, Bangkok and 17 other provinces in Thailand were declared maximum control areas or “red zones” as the country battles the third wave of COVID-19 infections. 

Various measures have been implemented, including a ban on some activities and the closure of several venues to restrict the movement of people and reduce the risk of transmission. 

However, no curfew will be imposed, said Taweesin Visanuyothin, spokesperson for the Centre of COVID-19 Situation Administration (CCSA). 

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Restaurants and cafes in the red zones can remain open until 11pm. Dining in will only be allowed until 9pm, but alcohol consumption will be disallowed.  “Food for takeaway can be sold until 11pm so as to allow the businesses and activities to continue,” said Taweesin on Friday. 

Department stores and community malls will be able to operate until 9pm, although the number of visitors will be limited. Convenience stores, supermarkets, markets and walking streets can remain open until 11pm, according to Channel News Asia.