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Phuket Workers Poorly Prepared for Shock of Jobs Competition

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.

Phuket's Rising Prices Pile Concern on Labor, Costs

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.

Phuket Resorts Fear Investors May Seize the Moment and Sack Staff

Latest A wave of Phuket resorts are due for major renovations that are likely to mean big changes and in many cases staff redundancies, one union official fears.

Phuket Workers Expecting to See Daily Pay Rise on Monday

Latest Illegal and legal workers on Phuket may be anticipating their pay on Monday to reflect the new minimum daily rate of 300 baht but no trouble is being forecast.

Laguna Phuket Resort To Lose 350 Staff in Major Renovation

Latest Union representatives on Phuket have asked for help from a Phuket Vice Governor as a well-known Phuket resort prepares to close its doors for renovation and lay off its staff.

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Stop Work Takes Wind Out of Tasker Sails

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Photo Album The women who shape the sails on the large sailmaking area at Rolly Tasker's loft have downed tools in a dispute over pay. A union representative was talking to management More »

Phuket resorts slash staff jobs, pay in half

Friday, December 12, 2008

Heading towards potential closures in March next year, Phuket resorts and other businesses are cutting jobs in half this high season. Phuket workers are being advised to get ready: worse is on the way. More »

Phuket Cutbacks Coming, Union Makes Plans

Monday, November 24, 2008

Latest Workers in electronics and graphic design seem most vulnerable. Cutbacks at resorts are anticipated after what seems likely to be a short high season. Union leaders are preparing. More »

Phuket's 'New' Club Med Staff Win Pay Rise

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Club Med, on the shores of Kata where the King's Cup will start and finish, has a new approach to modern technology and to pay rates. But diverting guests to Bali is not something they want to do again. More »

Phuket Resort Tells Staff: Take High Season Leave

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Latest Enjoy a holiday now, staff at one leading Phuket resort are being told, because guest numbers are dwindling. The island should be hunkering down for a high season from hell. More »

Phuket Jobless Rises But Key Skills Needed

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Update Here's our latest guide to jobs and unemployment on Phuket, plus a list of where the work permits go on the island nation by nation, and a positive expert forecast for 2009. More »

Phuket Still Offering Work With Big Brands

Monday, October 27, 2008

Latest: Being paid to live and work in Paradise is still a prospect as Amanpuri and Laguna go looking for staff and the Phuket Brewery hunts for temporary workers to supplement its growing permanent force. More »

Phuket Risk Taking Is The Last Resort: Pioneer

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Earthquake? Airport blockade? By the time a resort has a major crisis, it's too late to train staff. Le Meridien is pioneering programs that spread responsibility for security to everyone. PHOTO ALBUM More »

Phuket Wages: Secrets of the 10,000 Baht Bonus

Monday, September 15, 2008

Through boom and bust, resorts have to continue to attract the best possible staff. On Phuket, the newer brands are now offering astronomical sums to beat off local competition and Samui resorts. More »

Phuket Jobs Not At Risk, Says Patong Hotelier

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Political uncertainty remains but Phuket just needs a few weeks out of the news to recover from the airport siege and return to normal, says one leading Patong hotelier. How's business? ''Booming as usual.'' More »

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