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MP, recruitment agency team up to provide job matching service
The Star | 22-Apr-2021
THE Lembah Pantai parliamentary office is collaborating with a recruitment agency to help the unemployed find suitable jobs. Its MP Fahmi Fadzil (pic) said the initiative aimed to assist at least 500 people in the short to medium-term.

Syndicate offering online purchasing agent job busted, nine arrested
The Star | 22-Apr-2021
KUALA LUMPUR: A syndicate offering job-seekers a commission of about 8% as an “online purchasing agent” was busted with the arrest of nine individuals, including a Thai woman.

Microsoft announces plans to establish its first datacenter region in Malaysia as part of “Bersama Malaysia” initiative to support inclusive economic growth
Microsoft | 20-Apr-2021
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – April 19 2021 – Microsoft Corp. today announced its “Bersama Malaysia” (Together with Malaysia) initiative, which marks a significant commitment to empowering Malaysia’s inclusive digital economy and advancing the nation’s digital transformation across the private and public sectors.

Inta Bina bags RM106m construction job
The Edge Markets | 20-Apr-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 20): Inta Bina Group Bhd has bagged a RM106 million contract for the construction of serviced apartments in Klang.

MACC: Stop glorifying leaders facing graft charges
The Sundaily | 19-Apr-2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysians should stop glorifying leaders who are facing court cases for graft Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Deputy Chief Commissioner (prevention) Datuk Seri Shamshun Baharin Mohd Jami (pix) says.

Collecting data no easy job
The Star | 19-Apr-2021
PETALING JAYA: Facing hostile residents, being mistaken for scammers or being threatened by a mentally unsound man – it’s all in a day’s work for the 9,000-member team tasked with conducting door-to-door surveys at millions of homes for the Malaysia Population and Housing Census.

Malaysia eases currency protections as ASEAN vies for investment
Asia Nikkei | 15-Apr-2021
Malaysia is easing rules around its currency as peers in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations compete for job-creating investments from multinationals diversifying away from China.

Human Resources Minister slams Bangladesh High Commission over job portal launch
The Star | 15-Apr-2021
PETALING JAYA: The Bangladesh High Commission in Kuala Lumpur did not consult the Human Resources Ministry over the setting up of a job portal, says Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.

MDEC's #SayaDigital movement aims to benefit 10,000 Malaysians
Marketing-interactive | 13-Apr-2021
The Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) has launched the #SayaDigital Movement on a national level. This year's #SayaDigital Movement is said to focus on four components, namely training young people to become “Geng #SayaDigital” volunteer

Ministry says 13 new trains for east coast, denies rush job claim
FMT | 08-Apr-2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The transport ministry clarified today that the 13 new four-car diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains it has bought will replace existing locomotives and passenger coaches for the east coast route.

Axiata in ‘advance discussions’ for merger of Celcom and Digi.Com
The Edge Markets | 08-Apr-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 8): Axiata Group Bhd announced that it is in “advance discussions” with Telenor Asia to merge the telco operations of Celcom Axiata Bhd and Digi.Com Bhd in which the parties will have equal ownership estimated at 33.1% each.

HRDF Placement Centre launched, with 19,000 job opportunities available to Malaysians
humanresourcesonline | 07-Apr-2021
The portal, poised to provide 50,000 job and income opportunities for Malaysians, brings together employers, candidates, training providers and career coaches.

Don't be picky, these are unusual times, HR Minister tells job seekers
The Star | 06-Apr-2021

Govt’s job to ensure decent wages for grads, says Kula
FMT | 05-Apr-2021
PETALING JAYA: Former human resources minister M Kula Segaran said the Perikatan Nasional (PN) government has failed to stem unemployment and create new jobs.

More high-paying jobs need to be created
The Malaysian Reserve | 05-Apr-2021
THE pandemic-induced slowdown has uncovered the need for reforms to address structural issues in the job market that would also ensure quality labour market recovery.

Malaysia needs to move on from labour-intensive FDIs, say economists
The Edge Markets | 01-Apr-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (April 1): Economists say Malaysia needs to move on from attracting labour-intensive foreign direct investments (FDIs) and instead look towards investments that can create high quality jobs and contribute to the nation’s journey towards becoming a developed economy.

Consumer alert – Scam cases are rising
FMT | 01-Apr-2021
The Federation of Malaysian Consumers Associations (Fomca) and the National Consumer Complaints Centre would like to alert Malaysian consumers on the sudden spike of scam-related complaints and to be cautious and remain alert of such scams.

BNM Governor: Comprehensive labour policies needed to support recovery from Covid-19 crisis
The Edge Markets | 31-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (March 31): Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) Governor Datuk Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus said today comprehensive labour market policies are needed in Malaysia to support recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic crisis and prepare the workforce for the future of work.

YPM looking for industry partners to offer jobs to B40 students
The Malaysian Reserve | 31-Mar-2021
Considering the current unemployment rate, YPM executive chairman Datuk Dr Mohd Nizar Sudin said this latest initiative is to ensure graduate employability in a tight labour market.

Malaysia needs clearer economic directions to attract FDIs
The Malaysian Reserve | 29-Mar-2021
FORMER Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani has called for clearer economic directions to attract and sustain foreign direct investments (FDIs) into Malaysia.

3 ways to assess a company’s culture during a job interview
FMT | 29-Mar-2021
Traditionally, job interviews are how a company determines whether you’re a suitable candidate for the job.

Mental Health In A Pandemic: 4 Things You Should Remember
asiatatler | 25-Mar-2021
Doctors Without Borders in Malaysia senior mental health supervisor Sarah Chou says there's no shame in seeking mental health guidance

Malaysia top 100 public limited companies have 25.8% women on Boards of Directors
The Edge Markets | 25-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (March 24): Women representation on the top 100 public limited companies' (PLCs) boards of directors (BOD) in Malaysia currently stands at 25.8%, an 82% increase from 2015, 30% Club Malaysia founding chair Tan Sri Zarinah Anwar said.

Mini job carnival for OKU groups affected by Covid-19
NST | 24-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 659 jobs were up for grabs at the Human Resources Ministry special PenjanaKerjaya mini career carnival for people with disabilities organised by the Social Security Organisation (Socso).

Apex court agrees hoteliers can’t use service charge to satisfy minimum wage obligations
Malay Mail | 24-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR, March 24 — The Federal Court has today upheld that hoteliers are not entitled to utilise their employees’ service charge to satisfy their statutory obligations to pay the minimum wage or incorporate them into a clean wage structure.

MMC Corp eyes more jobs after Retro stake-buy
The Star | 23-Mar-2021
MMC Corp eyes more jobs after Retro stake-buy

WCT bags RM440m Sultan Ismail Petra Airport extension job
The Edge Markets | 23-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (March 23): WCT Holdings Bhd's wholly-owned subsidiary, WCT Bhd, has bagged a RM440 million contract from the Ministry of Transport to undertake the proposed extension and upgrading of the Sultan Ismail Petra Airport in Kota Bahru, Kelantan.

mySay: Leveraging gender equality to advance Malaysia’s digital economy
The Edge Markets | 22-Mar-2021
Malaysia has made strides in the past decade when it comes to gender equality. Based on the Malaysia Gender Gap Index (MGGI), the country was ranked No 73 globally in 2019, ahead of several countries in the region, such as Thailand and Indonesia.

CPA Australia: 40% small businesses in Malaysia increase focus on online sales due to Covid-19
The Edge Markets | 22-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (March 22): Malaysian small businesses made greater use of digital technologies in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, with 40% increasing their focus on online sales over the past 12 months, according to a new survey by professional accounting organisation CPA Australia.

Companies must establish 'Safe Work Bubble' protocol for Covid-19
NST | 18-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR: The Safe@Work initiative, announced yesterday by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, will enable co-workers of Covid-19 patients to continue working in a new protocol known as the 'Safe Work Bubble'.

Malaysia’s Covid-19 Epidemic: What’s Next?
Codeblue | 16-Mar-2021
About three months ago, I reported in these pages on the Covid-19 situation in Malaysia in the midst of our second wave.

Graduate employability drops marginally to 84.4% in Malaysia
HRMAsia | 16-Mar-2021
Malaysia’s graduate employability rate fell to 84.4% in 2020, down marginally from 86.2% year-on-year, said its Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).

Slow job growth puts grads in a bind
The Malaysian Reserve | 12-Mar-2021
UNIVERSITY graduates continue to struggle to secure jobs that commensurate with their discipline and skills as Covid-19 persistently erodes the economy that has hampered the growth of employment opportunities.

Malaysia hunts for local palm oil workers with online jobs fair
The MalaysianReserve | 11-Mar-2021
MALAYSIA is taking the hunt for palm oil workers online as the world’s second-biggest producer struggles to ease an acute labour shortage that’s costing farmers billions of dollars in unharvested fruit.

Malaysia's Top Glove says no systemic forced labour found in the firm, posts record profit
Reuters | 09-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia’s Top Glove Corp Bhd said on Tuesday an independent consultant had concluded there was no systemic forced labour at the firm after it took measures to address U.S. concerns of such practices at the world’s largest glove maker.

Labour market remains challenging
The Malaysian Reserve | 09-Mar-2021
MALAYSIA’S labour force condition recovered modestly in January 2021 with a slight increase in unemployment rate at 4.9%, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DoSM).

Malaysia's unemployment inched up to 4.9% in January
The Edge Markets | 08-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR (March 8): Malaysia's unemployment rate rose to 4.9% in January compared with 4.8% in December as the number of unemployed persons rose to 782,500 from 772,900.

Penang's manufacturing sector gets a shot in the arm with new jobs
NST | 08-Mar-2021
GEORGE TOWN: Penang's manufacturing sector, which has not been spared the impact of the global Covid-19 pandemic, received a shot in the arm today.

Work together, conserve forest ecosystems, says minister
Malay Mail | 03-Mar-2021
KUALA LUMPUR, March 3 — Communities must keep working together to preserve forest ecosystems that are increasingly being threatened, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Datuk Seri Shamsul Anuar Nasarah said.

The Many Benefits Of Employees Designing The Future Of Work
Forbes | 03-Mar-2021
Life seems out of control these days—and it’s not just the viral pandemic that has us feeling powerless.

Work Matters! The right perspective when job seeking
NST | 26-Feb-2021
Many companies and businesses are shifting to remote work because of the pandemic. As a result, this means an increasing number of workers are on pay-cuts or being laid off as surplus to requirements.

Ex-tout leaves ‘easy money’ days behind for stable job
The Star | 25-Feb-2021
Mohd Khairi, who now works as a helper at a mixed rice stall in Johor Baru, says he used to earn RM50 a day as a parking tout.

Saravanan: 20pc increase in job placement this year
NST | 25-Feb-2021
The government is expecting a 20 per cent increase in job placement this year to reduce unemployment among Malaysians, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M Saravanan said.

5 career mistakes that can stunt your professional growth
FMT | 24-Feb-2021
Making mistakes at work is inevitable but if the frequency and severity of the mistakes are unacceptable as far as the management is concerned, your reputation will certainly take a beating.

Malaysia’s most affordable states for jobs and property
FMT | 24-Feb-2021
One factor in determining which state in Malaysia is best to work and live in is the difference between how much you could earn there and how much homes cost there. MyPF has narrowed down the most affordable between the 13 states and three federal territories in Malaysia, which for purposes of this article shall all be referred to as “states”.

Continue to help people get, retain jobs
The Sundaily | 18-Feb-2021
EFFORTS to reduce the high number of unemployed in Malaysia affected by the Covid-19 pandemic are ongoing. As reported by The Edge Markets, the government is confident of achieving its lower unemployment rate target of 3.5% this year despite the imposition of the latest movement control order (MCO). It is estimated by the National Employment Council (NEC), whose formation was announced during the tabling of Budget 2021, that more than 160,000 new jobs would be created

Odd-job worker goes to legal aid centre for help, but ends up feeling shortchanged
FMT | 18-Feb-2021
PETALING JAYA: When a 54-year-old odd-job worker lost her husband and had trouble making a claim with the Social Security Organisation (Socso), she sought the help of the Bar Council’s Legal Aid Centre.

Survey: Flexi-work arrangements essential for work-life balance in new norm of Covid-19
Malay Mail | 17-Feb-2021
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 17 ? Companies should institute flexible work arrangements in order to maintain a healthy work-life balance for their employees within the Covid-19 era, according to a survey by United Overseas Bank (UOB).

Pilot takes on lorry driver job to make ends meet amid pandemic
NST | 17-Feb-2021
KUALA LUMPUR: Once a week, Captain Izzat Hakimi Izham Nawi flies commercial passenger plane to domestic locations and on other days, drives a lorry transporting furniture throughout the country.

Unemployment remains an issue amid economic contraction
The Malaysian Reserve | 15-Feb-2021
THE current economic decline, the worst since 1998 as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, has exacerbated the country’s rising unemployment rate.