JobsDB sheds light on Thailand’s post-COVID-19 labor market outlook

Duangporn said JobsDB’s database and labor market outlook survey indicate that four companies have recovered quickly from the COVID-19 situation.

JobsDB released the 2022 Labor Market Outlook Survey

(SURVEY TO SURVIVE: an in-depth analysis of labor market trends and in-demand skills for 2022), based on job posting counts and application data. He discovered that the overall economy was slow. As a result, the unemployment rate increased to 2%, while job vacancies increased to 30%, varying with the increase in the vaccinated population.

The majority of entrepreneurs are watching the economic situation closely. In 2021, the industries with the most job openings were 1) IT/IT (11.3%), 2) Retail & Trade (10.8%) and 3) Banking & Finance (8.4%). %). The jobs that received the most applications were 1) Sales, CS and Business Development (14.3%), 2) Marketing, PR (11.7%) and 3) Administration and Human Resources (10.9%) . Industries that quickly recovered to pre-epidemic levels included chemicals, plastics, paper and petrochemicals, IT, manufacturing, and medical and pharmaceutical.

Although the job market is gradually adjusting to the current economic situation, JobsDB remains committed to its goal of being the best job portal for job seekers. JobsDB recently launched the UpLevel campaign, a knowledge platform that provides all job seekers with well-informed online content ranging from basic digital skills to advanced skills. The UpLevel campaign aims to help job seekers cultivate, practice and learn additional skills to develop their potential as quality workers in the digital age.

Duangporn Promon, General Manager of Jobs DB Recruitment (Thailand)

Limited, said: “According to the JobsDB database and the Labor Market Outlook Survey, four companies have recovered quickly from the COVID-19 situation. The sharp increase in the use of plastic in food deliveries during the epidemic has benefited the chemical, plastic, paper and petrochemical industries. Changes in consumer behavior and government support for the adoption of computing devices have spurred the growth of the computing sector. After the easing of epidemic control measures, the production index of manufacturing industry rose. During the epidemic crisis years, the health and medicine industry was vital. The rapid recovery of these industries has led to a rebound in demand for skilled workers. The three sectors with the most vacancies are IT, wholesale and retail trade, and finance and banking, accounting for 11.3%, 10.8% and 8.4% respectively.

Here are the most in-demand job roles:
1) Computing / IT 19.1%
2) Sales, customer service and business development 19.0%
3) Engineering 13.9%

The positions with the most vacancies are:
1) E-commerce 71.7%
2) Transportation 43.8%
3) Finance and Banking 26.2%

The COVID-19 situation has encouraged and boosted business operations, commerce and online transactions. Moreover, it has led these professional functions to become essential players in bringing companies to fully adapt to the digital age.

JobsDB, in conjunction with Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and The Network, conducted a global “Decoding Digital Talent” survey of more than 200,000 respondents from 190 countries. This report investigated the changing needs of global digital talents and found that they are eager to change jobs in the same field. The main reasons they want to change jobs are the opportunity to advance their career, a higher salary and a new challenge. Additionally, the pandemic has made more digital workers aware of the convenience of working remotely. Nearly 70% of digital workers are willing to work remotely for a company that doesn’t have a physical presence in their country. Their top five preferences are to work for a US-based company, followed by the UK, Australia, China and Singapore.

Another interesting finding from the survey was that 42% of digital workers were worried about increased competition in the labor market and advanced technologies that could replace the workforce. They increasingly fear that automation, including improved algorithms, robotics or advanced software, will eventually replace them. As a result, most digital workers must constantly upgrade their skills to keep up with the ever-changing technology needed for their work to ensure stable and sustainable employment.

JobsDB consolidates its position as Asia’s leading job portal with the launch of the UpLevel campaign. The campaign offers more than 30 online courses covering basic to advanced digital skills, necessary social skills (Soft Skills) for the new generation of workers, CV writing techniques and how to stand out in your interview. All courses are created in collaboration with subject matter experts from Microsoft, The Hunters Page and Beyondtraining Co., Ltd., which brings together many social skills development gurus. Courses include Data-Driven Organization by Ajarn Noo Wadhanan Prommintar, Trainer and Founder of “‘Saroop TED Talks (TED Talks Summary)” Page and Knowledge Management Consultant, Self-Leadership by Ajarn Ple Phichamon Phadungsakwiriya, Trainer and Co- founder of FB page “Wan Tham Ngan Khong Mon (Monday working day) and knowledge management consultant.” These online resources would provide knowledge, improve skills and completely improve the capabilities of digital workers,” Duangporn added.

JobsDB recently held an annual press conference on “SURVEY TO SURVIVE: Overview of Job Market Trends“. What skills do modern workers need? at The Society Room on the 22nd floor of the Gaysorn Tower in Bangkok. Download JobsDB Special Reports at

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