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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Friday, May 29, 2009
Photo Album Phuket businesses turn out in force to support a jobs fair at a big retail outlet that attracted plenty of candidates for more than 3000 vacant positions on the island. More »
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The Phuket employment office and retailer HomeWorks have teamed up to organise a local jobs fair with more than 2000 vacancies to be filled. More »
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Latest The outlook on Phuket is bleak as resorts undergo an occupancy slide that will test the nerves of managers and staff. Unpaid leave is becoming more common, along with uncertainty. More »
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Photo Album Becoming a star of the big screen at Slaughterhouse Intersection on Phuket can lead to good money and a bright future in international publishing. More »
Friday, April 24, 2009
Latest Construction on Phuket is not being slowed by the economic downturn and thousands more Burmese laborers are required, a Parliamentary Labor Commission hears More »
Monday, April 20, 2009
Latest Troubled firms that close have to allow for paying off staff, and notifying them in advance of a shutdown, according to the government. Closures will be harder to confirm, though. More »
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Phuket is having a better than expected April for occupancy with resorts feeling the boost provided by the Songkran Easter break. Any change in direction may come in May to July. More »
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Latest A little stimulation never did any harm, and Phuket people are happy to cash in on an economic windfall of 2000 baht designed to boost the economy. More »
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Latest A special office staffed by nine people is being set up on Phuket to protect the jobs of Thais in the tourism industry, beginning with guides and dive instructors. More »
Friday, February 6, 2009
Protest Photo Album The two day union protest at the Laguna Phuket resorts ended with roads reopened about midnight after talks between the parties. More »
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