JOHOR BAHRU: There are currently 51,944 job vacancies in Johor, exceeding the 34,278 job seekers in the state, according to Johor menteri besar Onn Hafiz Ghazi.
He said that Johoreans should make the most of the available job opportunities, especially in the manufacturing and services sectors.
The state government was also studying the possibility that there might be a mismatch in terms of job matching and would try to work out a solution, he said in a Facebook posting.
He said he had also had talks with Socso chief executive Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed about workers welfare and job opportunities in Johor.
He said there were suggestions that service centres in the state be used as Socso satellite centres that will serve as one-stop centres for employers to conduct interviews and job matching with potential employees.
He also said that 34,806 self-employed individuals have registered with the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme, including those in support service, passenger transport and goods and food delivery sectors.