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Many not ready for impact of AI, 5G, says bosses’ group

MEF says advancements in technology will emphasise productivity while the days of coffee breaks and fixed wages are numbered.

Johor to form committee to study influx of foreigners

Aminolhuda Hassan says many foreigners seek to enter the state in search of better job opportunities than they would have in their home countries.

KL youth unhappy with PH over urban development, job market

They say they voted for a new Malaysia but are still waiting for PH to make good on many of its promises.

Don’t pamper graduate job-seekers, says economist

Ramon Navaratnam says the government should ignore a proposal to subsidise starting salaries and should look after its finances instead.

For new grads, job market is less than rosy

Unionist hopes mega projects will create more jobs, while employers federation expects new hires to be mostly on contract.

Contract workers, temps on the rise, says report

The 2019 Hays Asia Salary Guide attributes this to increased business activity and a shortage in skilled workers, among others.

UK employment hits record high despite Brexit uncertainty

European leaders last week agreed with British Prime Minister Theresa May to delay Brexit until Oct 31 at the latest, saving the continent from a chaotic no-deal departure.

Number of unemployed youths down by 1% end 2018, Dewan Rakyat...

However, Deputy Human Resources Minister Mahfuz Omar says, the number of unemployed graduates went up slightly compared with the same three months the previous year.

Sabah rep slammed after Facebook rant against parents

PBS deputy president Yee Moh Chai says elected representatives should serve the people without complaints.

Stop pushing STEM and giving false hopes to the young

Pure science graduates are a frustrated lot as they can’t get jobs or research opportunities, so the government should first make available sufficient jobs or career opportunities before promoting STEM.

Groups, politicians voice concern over racial bias in private sector hiring

They say recruitment should be based on merit and not on racial considerations, with some suggesting the introduction of an equal opportunity law.

Volkswagen pays employees €4,750 bonus for 2018

100,000 employees will receive a bonus of €4,750 each, the largest such payout since 2015.

Sacked employee to get full arrears if called back to work,...

Court chairman Bernard John Kanny explains RM870,408 award to employee reinstated after 58 months.

Reducing humans in finance will cut risks

The CEO of Nordea Bank makes a bold statement where roughly in a decade, many people won't be needed in finance, and that's a good thing.

Robot workers can’t go on strike but they can go up...

Robots could replace jobs of the minimum wagers, but they can also cause factories to burn down.

Huawei plans billions in dividends for staff despite US row

Known for its so-called 'wolf culture', Huawei boasts some 80,000 of its workers own nearly all of the company's shares.

Musk trims Tesla jobs the third time

Musk told workers more jobs will be cut as Tesla winds down most stores worldwide and transitions to online-only ordering.

Current minimum wage of RM1,100 too high for some sectors, says...

The human resources minister says the ministry is looking into more "relevant" basic salaries for different sectors.

‘Irresponsible’ to amend labour laws without consulting us, says Yong

Sabah labour matters are different from those in the peninsula, says the Sabah Progressive Party president.

Kula refutes 30,000 job loss claim

The human resources minister says nothing 'unusual, frightening' about unemployment rate.

Be yourself and you’ll get the job, HR expert tells jobseekers

Clayton Tan says sometimes resumes are written by career centres which also coach applicants on how to answer questions but when successful applicants start work, their true worth is out in the open.

Prolonged US shutdown threatens to unsettle economy

More than a week into the game of chicken between President Donald Trump and Democrats in Congress, the publication and recording of statistical indicators are being delayed.

Feckless youngsters are not good prospects for our jobs, say employers

Fresh graduates are unable to secure jobs because they are “too fussy, lazy, or rich,” not because of job shortages

Online hiring in O&G industry still flying high

The latest Monster Employment Index shows a 13% year-on-year growth for the month of October.