Thailand sources 56,000 roles to help the unemployed
Thailand’s Department of Employment has sourced some 56,138 full-time job vacancies, and 1,255 part-time vacancies from the private sector to help its citizens who are unemployed during the pandemic, department director-general Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul told a press briefing on Friday, according to Bangkok Post.
The most recruited full-time roles are production industrial workers, couriers, customer service workers, sales agents, shop assistants, warehouse keepers and assembly workers.
On the other hand, the most popular part-time jobs include customer service agents, shop assistants, couriers and cook assistants.
In February, 114,101 newly unemployed workers registered for financial aid, while 487,143 people updated their unemployment status, according to data from employment offices.
In January, there were 128,079 newly unemployed persons, and 511,726 people who reported their continued unemployment.
Job seekers are urged to find jobs on the Department of Employment’s dedicated recruitment website, or seek help from Smart Job Centres in Bangkok and all provincial employment offices.
This week, the Thailand government announced that it will cut the mandatory quarantine period from 14 to seven days for foreigners arriving in the country who have received their COVID-19 vaccines.
The country is betting on a revival in tourism, which accounted for about a fifth of the country’s GDP pre-COVID-19, to help pull its economy out of the doldrums.