Changes taking place in the post-COVID-19 world is inevitable But there is a source that allows us to catch the way and make predictions. Social behavior, working, teaching, consumption and the way we live with COVID-19. For almost three years, it has made us familiar with new things. Just imagine that students who graduated this year This group spends more than half of their time in online teaching. which although we do not have to lock down anymore But these new graduates may have to continue working through online channels. Today, we would like to invite everyone to exchange views about the First Jobber group or the first-time workers who have never worked before. Under the post-COVID-19 world
Of course, the current First Jobber is not the only new graduate who graduated this year. But may include residual graduates from previous years who were unable to find work during COVID-19 But the labor market figures in the first half of the year reflected a positive trend through the number of unemployment that has continued to decline. This is in line with economic activities in the service sector that have returned to normal. and the manufacturing sector that benefited from good export growth survey of employment status of the population Not only will it show information about work. But there is also interesting information about wages. If using an econometric model to screen wages and working behavior of Fist Jobber, some interesting issues will be found as follows.
Newly graduated workers must be paid less than experienced workers and higher graduates are paid more ?
Food waiters in Bangkok where the new person earns an average salary of 14,300 baht, higher than the old one at 12,000 baht, or a private postal delivery driver that has grown significantly according to the e-commerce trend where new and old people earn the same salary. at 15,000 baht, while new high school graduates in rubber/plastic factories in the EEC area receive a salary of 17,000 baht if they work hard up to 60 hours a week, more than professionals in wholesale trade who graduated with a bachelor’s degree in KMUTT at 15,000 baht. received 15,000 baht
How important is work-life balance?
Newly graduated workers with a master’s degree may earn as much as 44,000 baht per month from working as an executive in a commercial bank in Bangkok but having to work 40 hours a week, while choosing to be a teacher in the provinces brings the salary to 18,600. baht, but working only 32 hours a week, or a clerical worker in the public banking sector who receives a Bachelor’s degree salary of 15,000 baht, but works only 35 hours a week. While a retail manager with a bachelor’s degree works an average of 43 hours a week, earning a salary of 18,200 baht.
First Jobber in the Post-Covid-19 Era Not only has there been plenty of energy after being suffocated during a long lockdown. but also a new generation who have adapted to digital tools and technology. as well as being able to adapt to the way of life of a society that moves forward unceasingly The tightness of the labor market today is a golden opportunity to work hard and generate income. regardless of educational background or work experience as in the past. Preparedness to upgrade/adjust skills will still be the key to earning. grow in job Along with welfare support for the family under every change of situation.
Author : Dr. Nakarin Amaret Economic Structural Policy Department