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A major Thai car manufacturer in Laem Chabang Industrial Estate, Sri Racha, Chon Buri, has abruptly laid off all its subcontracted employees, causing significant distress among workers and triggering an outpouring of support online. 

 

The shock announcement came to light through a Facebook post in the A1 Job Hunting Eastern Hemaraj Pluak Daeng Bowin Amata City V.2 group, which read: “June 22 will be the last working day at Motors in Laem Chabang Industrial Estate.

 

The company has announced the immediate dismissal of all subcontracted employees. Let’s show support for all affected workers. Stay strong, everyone.”

 

This news swiftly gained traction, amassing numerous comments and reactions from netizens expressing their sympathy and support for the affected individuals.

 

One commenter noted, “I’ve heard it’s not just Laem Chabang; they’re laying off in Siam as well. They just hired new people after New Year, and now they’re letting them go.”

 

The sudden layoffs have sparked considerable concern, particularly as the company had seemed to be bolstering its workforce not long ago, following recent hires after the new year.

 

This abrupt decision has led many to question the timing and motivations behind the move, speculating it could be linked to wider economic issues or shifts within the global automotive industry.

 

In response to the viral post, many have rallied to offer words of encouragement. Comments such as “Stay strong, everyone. Better opportunities will come your way” and “It’s a tough time, but don’t lose hope. We’re all rooting for you” have been common.

 

As of now, the company has yet to release an official statement or provide any reasoning for the mass layoffs, leaving the public and affected workers anxiously awaiting more information.

 

Picture courtesy: Auto World Journal

 

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-- 2024-06-22

 

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27 minutes ago, jacko45k said:

How many people have received this 10,000 baht now.....wasn't it proposed in October last year?

Absolutely none, it was meant with a touch of sarcasm.

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2 hours ago, tubber said:

Subaru, Suzuki and now Mitsubishi in quick succession. Not looking good for the Thai auto industry. Feel sorry for all the people being made redundant.

It could be that the Asian motorist doesn't a big smoky V8 as a sexual attribute and EVs are believed to be on a winning run.

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3 minutes ago, G Rex said:

Not sure what you are talking about here?

Subaru, Suzuki & Mitsubishi do not produce any 'big smoky V8'....

Sign says Mitsubishi Electric, so that's an EV factory shut down.

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12 minutes ago, G Rex said:

Not sure what you are talking about here?

Subaru, Suzuki & Mitsubishi do not produce any 'big smoky V8'....

Apologies if I was too metaphorical..

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36 minutes ago, Celsius said:

 

How? They did not build the factory yet.

i saw a post on i believe facebook yesterday looking for 5000 staff, listing wages and list of job perks with a photo of a building with byd thailand on it

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18 minutes ago, steve187 said:

i saw a post on i believe facebook yesterday looking for 5000 staff, listing wages and list of job perks with a photo of a building with byd thailand on it

 

I thought that BYD were going to 'take over' the now defunct Chevrolet factories and showrooms.

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4 hours ago, Georgealbert said:

Believe this is the facebook post referred to in the story.

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Thanks, I don't understand why the company in question was not mentioned in the story. 

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45 minutes ago, BritManToo said:

Sign says Mitsubishi Electric, so that's an EV factory shut down.

My fridge is a Mitsubishi, they make many electronic items, so not just EVs. just saying

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