Thailand to boost employment through Eastern Economic Corridor

The Labour Ministry is aiming to create almost 400,000 jobs in the country’s Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) within the next five years.
By: | September 1, 2021
Topics: News | Recruitment | Thailand

The Eastern Economic Corridor, or the Eastern Special Development Zone, is an area-based development initiative aiming to revitalise three provinces in eastern Thailand.

Currently, there are 31,556 jobs available in the three EEC provinces of Rayong, Chonburi and Chachoengsao, according to a survey by the Department of Employment, said minister Suchart Chomklin. 

These positions are mainly in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale, automotive engineering, medical supplies, health and logistics industries, as well as in government agencies. 

The number of jobs in the EEC is expected to increase to 400,000 in the next five years, said the minister. Companies with a high demand for workers in the region include Big C Supercenter, Panus Poultry Group, Italian-Thai Development, Seafco, CH Karnchang and Minor International. 

Meanwhile, Department of Employment Director-General Pairoj Chotikasathien said people seeking employment can register on the Smart Job Centre or “Thai Mee Ngan Tham” (Thais have jobs) websites, according to NNT. 

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The EEC is managed by the Eastern Economic Corridor Office of Thailand (EECO) – a vital public agency aiming to encourage investment, uplift innovation, and advance technology in Thailand for the future generation. It acts as a business facilitator that adds value across the entire project lifecycle and coordinates closely and proactively with other public authorities and private sectors to ensure the success of the projects.