Cabinet backs B2.25bn for job scheme

The cabinet on Tuesday approved the allocation of 2.25 billion baht from a central budget reserved for emergency purposes in fiscal 2021 to hire 10,000 new university graduates for one year, in a move to help people financially suffering from the coronavirus outbreak.

According to Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha, temporary employment is to be handled by 28 state agencies, both in central and provincial areas.

Under the scheme, new graduates will earn 18,000 baht a month.

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Bangkok Post Reporter