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 employers within less than a month through various career programmes organised by JobsMalaysia.

"The domestic labour market also saw the hiring of foreign workers making up 13% out of the total workforce in the country, namely 1,732,944 foreign labourers and 183,000 expatriates.

"The priority to fill employment opportunities is always given to Malaysians first, several ongoing interventions have already been implemented by the government," he said in a statement today.

Riot said interventions implemented by the government, specifically to regulate the intake of foreign workers, for example, are related to the implementation of strict foreign workers' employment policies as well as to enforce existing law provisions that prohibited employers to terminate the services of local workers with the aim of hiring foreign workers.

"The law also does not permit any employer intending to reduce the workforce to terminate the services of local workers unless the foreign workers in the same job category are terminated first," he said.