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.
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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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. More »
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Latest A jobs fair to be held on Phuket this month is said to have 5000 vacancies on offer with 15 skilled jobs in focus. The e-fair has also forsaken paper. More »
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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. More »
Thursday, April 26, 2012
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. More »
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
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. More »
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
News Analysis Sunday marks important events in Burma and on Phuket that combine to accelerate the holiday island's shortage of labor and apply more pressure on already-high prices. More »
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Latest A snub to the tourism industry and other Phuket employers has come with the island on the verge of pioneering the new and highly controversial 300 baht minimum wage. More »
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Latest The minimum pay rise from 221 baht to 300 baht for Phuket from April 1 now has the Governor's formal approval, so the pressure on keeping prices down will increase. More »
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Latest Phuket resorts have vacancies for about 1000 staff, a leading tourism industry official said today after a survey of resorts. And there are study opportunities for floods victims. More »
Monday, October 17, 2011
Latest The increase in Phuket's daily minimum wage to 300 baht that was to have taken place on January 1 has been postponed for three months because of the floods. More »
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