The Labour Ministry of Thailand is planning a set of measures to cope with any fallout from the Euro-zone debt crisis.
Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Labor Somkiat Chayasriwong said that
the Ministry has proposed three measures to deal with the impact of the
problems in Europe to the meeting with executives from nine related
ministries, chaired by PM Yingluck Shinawatra.
measure involves the preparation for 10 key industries, such as
plastics, jewelry and furniture, which have suffered shrinking sales and
are likely to downsize because of the shaky situation.
The second measure focuses on the provision of benefits for affected workers and new
employment opportunities for more than 1,800 Thai laborers now working in Europe .
And the last measure is the search for new employers for Thai workers,
who wished to get employed in Europe but whose plans have been put on
hold because of the Euro-zone crisis.
Somkiat, however, assured that the country's employment situation remains in good
shape as it has just expanded by 0.2 percent.
According to the Commerce Permanent Secretary, another meeting is
planned for next week, during which detailed updates on textile,
electrical appliance, computer and automotive sectors, which are under
the Ministry's watch list, will be discussed, in order to come up with
necessary measures under current circumstances.-VNA