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Chamber of Commerce to launch job app to solve unemployment problem


The Thai Chamber of Commerce will next week launch a smart-phone app for job seekers after many lost their jobs amid the Covid-19 outbreak, its chairman Kalin Sarasin said.

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The app will feature companies that are members of the chamber. If any of the members have laid off workers, the app will match the laid-off employees with other members who are looking for workers.
He added that companies of all sizes that are members are keen to join the app. He added that since the fallout of the Covid-19 crisis will last for a year or two in Thailand, the chamber has called on its members to allow at least 50 per cent of the employees to work from home. He added that many members have allowed up to 90 per cent of their employees to work from home.
Meanwhile, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI) president Somkiat Tangkitvanich said Thais may have to live with the effects of the Covid-19 outbreak for another year and a half and it may even take three years before the economy returns to normal. However, he said, working from home appears to have become the new normal.
According to a TDRI study, getting 136 members of staff to work from home for one month has helped the institute save Bt16,000 per staff member.

Published : May 20, 2020

By : THE NATION