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Grocery giant Makro to add over 700 jobs

Jack Burton

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At last a snippet of good economic news. Thai big-box grocery giant Makro has announced plans to hire more than 700 employees to boost its delivery service and create jobs after the Covid-19 outbreak passes. Siam Makro’s CEO says a new company priority is to help people who’ve lost their jobs due to the Emergency Decree and subsequent lockdown measures to prevent the spread of the virus.

The evolution to online grocery shopping has been accelerated by the health emergency as people have shifted to buying online and getting groceries delivered whilst it’s been more difficult to do the buying in person.

The wholesale food merchant will hire 250 people for product packing and preparation. All will be trained to specialise in Makro’s online shopping system. Its delivery service department will recruit 300 motorcycle delivery riders, 80 delivery drivers and 80 cargo lift personnel.

In another move to create jobs, Makro is starting a project to support and guide people who want to open grocery stores, to add to the 141 Makro stores already open in Thailand. More than 10,000 entrepreneurs have already registered for the project, according to a company spokesman

For more information on these projects, Makro’s human resources department can be reeached at the numbers found HERE.

SOURCE: Nation Thailand

 

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Jack Burton is an American writer, broadcaster, linguist and journalist who has lived in Asia since 1987. A native of the state of Georgia, he attended the The University of Georgia's Henry Grady School of Journalism, which hands out journalism's prestigious Peabody Awards. His works have appeared in The China Post, The South China Morning Post, The International Herald Tribune and many magazines throughout Asia and the world. He is fluent in Mandarin and has appeared on television and radio for decades in Taiwan, Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau.

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