According to Governor Narong, the new jobs would pay the minimum wage of THB336 per day, for 20 days per month, and would last for four months.
In a meeting with local Thai government agencies on Tuesday (22 March 2022), Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew presented his plans to recover Phuket's tourism economy. As part of the plan, the provincial government will work with local government organisations to create 10,000 vacancies.
As a whole, the meeting discussed the development and strengthening of the Phuket Foundation's economy and the progress of the employment project in accordance with the Guidelines for Promotion and Strong Development of the Phuket Foundation's Economy 2021.
According to Governor Narong, the vacancies would pay the minimum wage of THB336 per day, for 20 days per month, and would last for four months. The total salary would be THB6,720 per month.
The jobs will focus on cleaning Phuket and its landscape, with the aim of keeping Phuket recognised as a destination of choice by international media.
On the road to recovery, some businesses and venues in Phuket have just started to reopen. Club Med Phuket opened after two years of closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tourism Authority of Thailand Phuket also announced earlier this month that Phuket is now ready for boat tourists.
On top of the pandemic, Phuket also now faces the global spike in fuel prices, and Thailand’s coming spike in power tariffs in May.
Governor Narong stressed that all sectors must “move forward and help each other”.
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