TalentCorp manager of industry partnerships Noor Asmaliza Romlee says these shortages are being filled by foreign experts.
The education minister says TVET should be students’ first choice of career and education.
The Malaysian Employers Federation says a re-employment scheme similar to Singapore's might be useful.
The Malaysian Employers Federation says students at all levels must be equipped with proper technology and IT knowledge if the nation wants to compete successfully.
MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says it will be much cheaper than bringing in foreign workers while an economist says they will be able to add to the GDP if allowed to work legally.
Government told to take responsibility for fair treatment of all migrant workers.
If you have too many blue days or start to freak out at the thought of going to work, you may be suffering from work-related stress.
Nearly half of Malaysian employers expect staff salaries to increase by above 3% but less than 6% in 2019, says the Hays report.
They point out that out of the half million unemployed locals, 200,000 of them graduates, most don’t have the required technical skills.
Employees' contribution reduced to zero to enable them to increase their take-home pay, says the pension fund.
The authorities say although the offence has already been committed, going to court is a last resort.
Fresh graduates are unable to secure jobs because they are “too fussy, lazy, or rich,” not because of job shortages
Minister says employers on their own cannot deduct salaries without permission from workers but PTPTN can order them to do so.
However, Terengganu Exco says religion plays important role in truly reforming former convicts and ensuring they stay committed to their jobs.
While the MEF criticises the government for being inconsistent over the minimum wage rate, the MTUC welcomes the rate hike, even if it is only RM50 above the earlier announced rate.
The trade union says employers must have the foresight to train or retrain local workers in the best interests of the nation, instead of depending on foreigners.
Its executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says there will be a meeting with other industry players where they hope to reach a consensus on the issue.
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng says employers will pay the entire RM10,000 levy as originally the case instead of only 20% following a report that the workers cannot afford to pay the remaining 80%.
The government is expected to collect RM1 billion in three years.
Human Resources Minister M Kulasegaran says foreign workers often opt for cheap liquor which puts them at risk of becoming victims of alcohol poisoning.
Trade union liberty was curtailed during the 'Mahathir 1.0' era, and his second tenure as prime minister could well see the start of a 'Mahathir 2.0' era.
Workers need a realistic minimum wage due to their weak bargaining position and lack of unionisation.
Rembau MP says amount should be at least RM1,200 monthly.
While many are equipped with hard skills gained from their studies, they may lack soft skills such as language and communication.