Thailand’s Labour Ministry compiles job openings amid fresh outbreak

To help workers laid off due to the recent resurgence of COVID-19, the Labour Ministry has compiled a list of 58,151 job openings.
By: | January 20, 2021

These job openings are from private companies and government agencies, and the ministry’s Department of Employment (DoE) will list them on its website, said DoE director-general Suchat Pornchaiwiseskul. 

“Since the new wave was reported in December, 82,238 people have registered to receive unemployment benefits from the department, with the total registered as unemployed at 539,474. 

“The department estimates this number could increase in the months ahead as the outbreak situation has yet to be resolved, so we started gathering vacant positions for jobseekers,” he said. 

According to DoE data, the 10 most in-demand jobs currently are: general labourer, assembly labourer, manufacturing labourer, sales staff and product presenter, sales agent for service businesses, delivery staff, cashier, service staff, shop clerk and sales representative. 

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“Those who are interested can register and browse available positions online, which is a great way to avoid the risk of contracting COVID-19,” said Suchat. “Alternately, you can contact your local Provincial Employment Office. 

The pandemic wiped out 81 million jobs in Asia-Pacific last year, with Thailand being one of the worst-hit countries, according to The Nation Thailand.