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Latest Officials at the Phuket Labor Office say there are just 11,528 expats on the holiday island officially sanctioned to work in tourism, property and other industries.
PHOTO ALBUM A sweep to clear Phuket of illegal guides is being planned from October 6 as police officers begin training and all Phuket guides - local and foreign - are being urged to register anew.
PHOTO ALBUM On the first day the new one-stop service for workers from neighboring countries attracted about 400 people. Many more are expected to register in the next month as word spreads.
Latest Workers on Phuket were ill equipped to deal with the sudden influx of foreign workers in tourism and the upgrading in skills needed for Thais to compete for jobs.
Latest Prices continue to soar on Phuket with high costs affecting the labor market and likely to limit tourism prospects, according to latest figures following a meeting of employers.
By Chutima Sidasathian
Latest Tourists who come to Phuket then work will be among those being pursued under a crackdown from the end of the month, Phuket's Governor announces. More »
By Alan Morison and Chutima Sidasathian
Latest Phuket tuk tuk drivers, police and local authorities are reviewing aspects of the tuk tuk tourism turnoff at the direction of Phuket's governor. Suggestions on fares and safety are expected shortly. More »
By Phuketwan Reporter
Latest Back in May Phuketwan suggested the Australian 'best job in the world' campaign would be great for Phuket and now Thailand's tourism chiefs have taken up the idea. More »
By Phuketwan Reporters
Latest A Phuket partnership between Prince of Songkla University and the Marriott group aims to raise the quality of graduates in hospitality and equip them with appropriate skills. More »
Latest More than 90,000 lowly workers on Phuket will have the chance to legitimise their labor under a proposal discuss at high level bilateral talks on Saturday More »
By Alan Morison
Latest Resorts planning on laying off staff this month had better get their timing right or face the wrath of a government determined to make the Asean summit work. More »
Latest Concerns are held that 10 Thais who were caught illegally in Malaysia on an island that rivals Phuket may be whipped with a cane as part of their punishment. More »
Latest Large numbers of illegal crew members were apprehended in a six day crackdown on trawlers off Phuket and elsewhere. A new registration system is being introduced. More »
Latest A revolutionary scheme to legitimise Burmese labor is now going into action. The result should be a more sensible and stable policy towards Burmese workers. More »
By Alan Morison and Suchanya Pramong
Updated Report Phuketwan has been told by union sources that the Evason management has handed instant termination notices to a large number of staff at the Rawai resort. More »