Thailand’s employment rate expected to spike following eased restrictions

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Now that Covid-19 restrictions are easing in Thailand, the country’s employment rate is expected to spike this year. The managing director of JobsDB, a job search platform, said the platform expects Thailand’s employment rate to jump by 20-50%, depending on the sector.

The platform surveyed job applications last year. The career fields that received the most applications were sales, customer service, and business development, with 14.3% of people applying to jobs in these fields. Next, 11.7% of people applied for jobs in marketing and public relations.

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But the field with the highest demand for workers right now in the IT industry. JobsID said that even though salaries in IT have increased, IT employers are having a tough time finding enough workers. IT companies are on the hunt for programmers, software developers, data scientists, and analysts, among others.

JobsID managing director Duangporn Promon said that workers who have the skills to support the ‘metaverse’ are especially wanted right now.

Duangporn said companies can do a better job at attracting new employees by offering hybrid work policies and challenging work. She said that hybrid work policies will help companies avoid mass resignations. While the US and Singapore have adapted to remote work, Duangporn said big conglomerates in Thailand are working on this.

She added that with the world’s booming inflation, “business needs to seek more revenue to raise salaries for their employees to cope with higher costs.”

Some Thai officials have been trying to help fix the country’s unemployment problems, especially in provinces that have historically relied on tourism for their economies. Earlier this month, a job fair in Phuket yesterday featured over 30 employers receiving applications from hopeful searchers. Now that Covid-19 restrictions are continuing to ease, maybe officials’ efforts will pay off.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post


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Tara Abhasakun

A Thai-American dual citizen, Tara has reported news and spoken on a number of human rights and cultural news issues in Thailand. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history from The College of Wooster. She interned at Southeast Asia Globe, and has written for a number of outlets. Tara reports on a range of Thailand news issues.