Labour Ministry moves to create more jobs in EEC
The Labour Ministry is speeding up efforts to create almost 400,000 jobs in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) to help those affected by the Covid-19 outbreak.
This move came after the National Economic and Social Development Council indicated that unemployment in the country has risen due to the Covid-19 crisis.
Labour Minister Suchart Chomklin said he had instructed the Department of Employment to conduct a survey on employers’ demand for workers.
“According to the survey, there are 31,556 jobs available in the three EEC provinces – Rayong, Chonburi and Chachoengsao,” he said.
“Workers are being sought in the manufacturing, retail and wholesale, automotive engineering, medical supplies, health and logistics industries as well as in government agencies.”
The minister added that he expects the number of available positions in the EEC to rise to 400,000 in the next five years.
“Companies with a high demand for workers include Big C Supercentre, Panus Poultry Group, Italian-Thai Development, Seafco, CH Karnchang and Minor International,” Suchart added.
“The department has also launched campaigns to support the self-employed and boost the skills of all Thai citizens,” he said.