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Govt creates over 90,000 jobs to deal with unemployment caused by pandemic

The Department of Employment has created over 90,000 jobs to boost the economy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.Minister of Labour Suchart Chomklin said that he had ordered the department to prepare vacant positions both at home and overseas for those who are unemployed ...

The Nation Reporter

Hourly wages back on table amid concerns

Authorities have pushed the adoption of hourly wages while labour activists remain wary that employees in some industries would be further exploited.As unemployment soars in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak — 9 million Thais are forecast to lose jobs as a result of the ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Interior Ministry scheme to employ more than 30,000 in rural areas

The Interior Ministry will offer over 30,000 positions to help people in rural areas who have become unemployed due to the Covid-19 situation, Interior Minister General Anupong Paochinda said on Saturday (July 25).“Two projects that the ministry had proposed to the Cabinet were approved on ...

The Nation Reporter

Labour Ministry rolls out skill classes tackling urban unemployment [Video]

To help workers affected or unemployed from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Labour has introduced a skill workshop campaign, allowing workers to use the new knowledge to start small businesses.Keep watching ...

From Isaan migrant worker to homeless life in the city [Video]

When the coronavirus pandemic hit, Phaiwan Chala lost his job as a truck driver. When he couldn’t pay the rent for his room in Bangkok anymore, he became homeless.Keep watching ...

Covid-19 crisis casts shadow over graduate futures

The coronavirus outbreak casts a shadow over the future of approximately 300,000 soon-to-be graduates this year.The bleak prospect of unemployment and layoffs as the economy staggers back to growth is expected to persist for at least two years.Minister of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation ...

Thana Boonlert

EconThai warns of unemployment spike

Widespread unemployment is expected in the industrial sector this year as the economy braces for continued fallout from the coronavirus outbreak, just as over 500,000 new graduates leave university this May, says the Employers’ Confederation of Thai Trade and Industry (EconThai).The group is raising concerns ...

Lamonphet Apisitniran

Unemployment fears on the rise

Labour rights advocates have questioned the government’s claim of more businesses opening shop as opposed to closing down, insisting that new companies may not be hiring as many workers as expected.Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha earlier countered concerns about a stagnant economy saying that more than ...

Penchan Charoensuthipan

Unemployment inches higher

The unemployment rate in Thailand inched higher to 1.1% in November, up from 1% in the corresponding month last year, the Bank of Thailand reported on Tuesday.The number of unemployed increased by 60,200 from the previous year to 429,300  people and the number of employed ...

Bangkok Post Reporter

Expect more job loses as exports contract, tourism slows: NESDC

Unemployment is set to rise amid a contraction in exports and a tourism slowdown, warned the National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) on Monday.The state think tank said that despite the unemployment rate remaining low and incomes increasing, the labour market must be closely ...

Wichit Chaitrong

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