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Over 180,000 job seekers get placements last year: Riot

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: A total of 183,433 job seekers managed to get job placement in various economic sectors last year, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot.


Out of the total, he said 57,320 or 31% of the job seekers were graduates and 126,113 or 69% comprised of non graduates.


He said 57,366 job seekers were matched with jobs that were offered by emp Read More

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Malaysia Needs Foreign Workers To Meet Shortage Of Manpower

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
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SERIAN: Malaysia still needs to outsource workers from other countries to meet the shortage of manpower in the construction and plantation sectors.


Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot Jaem said checks showed about 80 per cent of the workforce in “giant” development and infrastructure projects in Read More

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(Update) 36 employers to get foreign maids this week, 6 days after online application

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Malaysia
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PUTRAJAYA: Thirty-six employers will receive their foreign maids by this week through the newly-introduced Maid Online System (SMO).


Immigration Department director-general Datuk Mustafar Ali said this first batch was able to apply and receive their maids in just six days.


"Initially, we promised that it would take about eight days, but this first batch was successful in g Read More

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Human Resources Ministry to source for foreign workers from Cambodia

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Indonesia
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SERIAN: The Ministry of Human Resources wants to rope in workers from Cambodia to overcome labour shortage in the plantation sector in Sarawak.


Its minister Dato Sri Richard Riot said the oil palm industry in the state currently needs at least another 30,000 workers, mainly as harvesters.


He noted that the industry is now facing a difficult time in terms of labour because Read More

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Remittances by migrant workers go up in 2016-2017 | Eleven Myanmar

Posted by jaypee 12 days ago Burma
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Remittances by Myanmar migrant workers increased from over K370 billion in 2015-2016 fiscal year to K623 billion in 2016-2017, according to the Labour Department under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.

Myanmar citizens are working mostly in Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and Japan. Almost all Myanmar people leaving for other countries go to find j

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MyEG gets six-month extension from Home Ministry for illegal foreign worker repatriation programme

Posted by jaypee 16 days ago Malaysia
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PETALING JAYA: MyEG Services Bhd has been granted a six-month extension by the Home Ministry for the voluntary repatriation of illegal foreign workers programme.


The group said that it had received a letter dated December 20, 2017 from the Home Ministry in relation to the extension of the programme, which was initially scheduled to expire on December 31.


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More time needed to verify migrant workers’ nationalities

Posted by jaypee 18 days ago Thailand
http://www.nationmultimedia.com — Labour Minister Adul Sangsingkeo sought Cabinet approval on Wednesday to extend by three months a March 31 deadline for verifying the nationalities of the 900,000 foreign migrant labourers in Thailand.



Adul said he would personally inspect the verification process to ensure it was being handled smoothly and fast, but he noted that the ministry still needed more equipment, Read More

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Prayut to use powers under Article 44 to extend migrant worker registration until June

Posted by jaypee 22 days ago Thailand
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The government acknowledged more than 900,000 migrant workers had not yet completed their registration process to work legally in Thailand, said spokesman Sansern Kaewkamnerd. The Labour Ministry said earlier that nearly 2 million migrant workers from neighbouring Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia needed to be registered before being allowed to work in Thailand. That figure is made up of 1.2 mil

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