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Small Number of Phuket Expat Workers

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.

Phuket's Illegal Guides Face Arrest as Police Training Begins for Crackdown

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.

Phuket's Burmese Workers Like New One Stop Service So Far

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.

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.

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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 »

Phuket's Most Dangerous Job: High Wire Worker

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Risking life and death for the minimum wage is what some people on Phuket do for a living, without complaint. But if something goes wrong, the ultimate cost can be much higher than the work itself. More »

Phuket Tipping: A User's and Abuser's Guide

Monday, August 11, 2008

A tip is a measure of satisfaction. A 10 percent service charge is a tax. What's the best and fairest system? Phuketwan asked island resorts and restaurants how their taxes and tips operate. More »

Phuket Training Scheme May Unlock Resort Tax

Friday, August 1, 2008

A training scheme designed to make staff better qualified to find resort jobs may have the added benefit of raising extra taxes for the Orborjor. It is believed more staff will be required next high season. More »

How To Win a Better Deal From Your Bad Boss

Friday, July 11, 2008

Plenty of bosses on Phuket buy big houses and drive expensive cars because they pay their staff poorly and expect unlimited overtime. Here's how some badly treated workers manage to win a better deal. More »

Permit Data to Cover Farang, Burmese, VIP Group

Sunday, July 6, 2008

A VIP group among non Thai workers on Phuket is being suggested as part of a computer data base overhaul that would make information about all outsiders on the island available across most official departments. More »

Lack of Russian Studies on Phuket a Handicap

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

The education of young people aiming to work in Phuket's tourism industry can be out of kilter with rapidly increasing numbers of people from specific nations. Prince of Songkla is excellent with Chinese, but not Russian. More »

J-1 Visa Offers Student Jobs in US Resorts

Monday, June 9, 2008

Lotteries for a precious Green Card to work in the US have always been popular but young student workers in Phuket and other Thai resort locations have another alternative. More »

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