- “jobsDB” launches an initiative #TogetherAhead to help jobseekers to find jobs and to allow business sectors affected by Covid-19 post job advertisements with a monthly salary below 15,000 Baht free of charge until the end of June 2021.
Bangkok, June 1, 2020 – jobsDB (Thailand) revealed the overview of job demand throughout Thailand for 3 months from March to May. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic affecting several sectors and resulting in increasing unemployment, it was found that there are still business sectors, such as IT, retail, financial services, distribution, food and beverage, etc., which require labour. The latest data at the end of May showed an increase in recruitment across 5 industries: 1) Logistics which increased by 23%, 2) Property Development which increased by 13%, 3) Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations which increased by 6%, 4) Insurance which increased by 5%, and 5) Wholesale and Retail which increased by 2%. In addition, the job application rate increased by 20%, compared to that in April which improved as the situation progressed.
The survey on employment of Thai people in March revealed more than 392,000 people may be without a job (source: the National Statistical Office, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic which affected several sectors. There has been a prediction from The Joint Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Banking (JSCCIB) that 7 million workers will be out of a job by June because of shutdowns from the pandemic and most affect to low-paid workers whose earning less than 20,000 baht a month.
In order to continuously stimulate the economy and support the community to move forward, jobsDB has launched a special initiative – #TogetherAhead. Through this initiative we have launched a COVID-19 Resource and Career Hub that features resources for jobseekers and employers. jobsDB is also allowing entrepreneurs to advertise jobs with a monthly salary below 15,000 free of charge while providing effected jobseekers to find new job opportunities in a midst of the pandemic situation. It allows entrepreneurs to hire right workers, and jobseekers can get a job from organisations across Thailand. Currently, there are more than 600 companies participating with over 1,500 job vacancies, and there are more than 30,000 applications received to date. Interested entrepreneurs can take advantage of this privilege from today until June 30, 2020. More details on the project are available at https://th.jobsdb.com/togetherahead
Ms.Pornladda Dathratwibul, JobsDB Thailand Country Manager, said that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, it is undeniable that there is an effect on the economy and almost all businesses, whether they are organisations, entrepreneurs, or jobseekers. However, there are still many types of businesses that require labour to help them overcome the crisis. For this reason, jobsDB revealed the overview of demand for workers throughout Thailand from March to May 2020. Details are as follows:
- 5 businesses that still require labour include:
- Information Technology
- Financial Services
- Trading and Distribution
- Job Functions that still require staff include:
- Sales, Customer Service & Business Development
- Information Technology
- Marketing/Public Relations
- Admin & HR
According to the information above, the IT business group has highest employment demand, as many organisations are preparing for the New Normal and for the digital behavior accelerating era. Meanwhile, the manufacturing and distribution businesses are also getting ready to recruit staff as the situation improves.
According to the latest data at the end of May, there has been a positive sign of the labour demand increasing, classified by business groups is as follows:
1) Logistic which increased by 23%,
2) Property Development which increased by 13%,
3) Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations which increased by 6%,
4) Insurance/pension funding which increased by 5%,
5) Wholesale/Retail which increased by 2%.
We have seen relationship of those growth industries with the way people living their lives like Logistic in the growth of online goods delivery and food ordering, Insurance in the concern on the health policy and getting coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic, and also Retail in the shift towards going digital.
However, there are 5 business groups that has seen a most decline in job advertisements due to the effect of Covid-19 including Tourism/Travel agency, Hospitality/Catering, Architecture/Building/Construction, Motor Vehicles, Building/Civil/Construction Engineering/Quantity Survey.
Ms.Pornladda further said that in terms of the overview of jobseekers, there is the increasing number of applicants in May which increases by 20% compared to that in April, as affected staff and jobseekers have become more confident in the situation and sought more job opportunities. Considering such growth, it was found that 1) Trading and Distribution increased by 32%, 2) Chemical/Plastic/Paper/Petrochemical increased by 13%, 3) IT (Information Technology) increased by 10%, and 4) Food and Beverage/Catering increased by 2%.
At the same time, there are 5 job functions that are highly demanded by jobseekers which include 1) E-commerce which increased by 75%, 2) sales, CS & Business Development which increased by 3%, 3) Accounting which increased by 3%, 4) IT which increased by 3%, and 5) Marketing/Public Relations which increased by 2%, respectively. Those roles in high applicant competition will also benefit to businesses in hiring as they can have a lot more of applications to compare, specially businesses that are heading towards digital and ecommerce future.
For more information, please contact Jobs DB (Thailand) at 02-670-0700 or visit https://th.jobsdb.com/th.