Ramon Navaratnam says the government should ignore a proposal to subsidise starting salaries and should look after its finances instead.
Deputy PM says the federal government will take note of Bank Negara's report showing the falling value of starting salaries.
Education Ministry to give its view 'at right time' on Bank Negara's finding that starting salaries are lower than in 2010.
MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan says local graduates need to upgrade their skills if they want to be employed, noting that the economy will continue to be sluggish.
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.
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.
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.
While many are equipped with hard skills gained from their studies, they may lack soft skills such as language and communication.
Iman Research finds that youths did not take the PH’s pledge to resolve certain issues within 100 days seriously but are hoping that it will fulfil these promises, especially the creation of job opportunities.
The Malaysian Employers Federation says incentives will encourage employers to recruit more young people with no work experience.
It's almost scary to see graduation photos of smiling Malaysian students when those who graduated years earlier are still struggling to secure jobs despite almost reaching their thirties.
Analysts say Umno is harping on the Unified Examination Certificate and national language issues to attract conservative Malay support.
It will help educational institutions to produce graduates to meet market demands of the future.
The second finance minister says Malaysia secured 5.9% economic growth last year despite facing currency fluctuations and uncertainties in the commodities markets and geopolitics.
MTUC president Abdul Halim Mansor says it will be unfair to raise TVET graduates’ minimum wage to RM3,500 without giving the same to other graduates with higher qualifications.
Education Minister Mahdzir Khalid says the proposed code of ethics is aimed at fostering better ties between teachers and parents.
Programme enabling students to study on campus for two years and intern with industries for another two is one of reasons for this.
Pro-chancellor Arshad Ayub says this had made employers more keen to employ UiTM graduates than those from other universities.
Meng Wei of the National and Development Reform Commission (NDRC) says China needs to create jobs for 9.7 million people registered as unemployed.
With more and better jobs, the younger generation will not only be able to survive but will thrive in the competitive world.
DAP assemblywoman says government needs to address youth unemployment as well as underemployment instead of pretending that everything is fine.
Graduates say they are unable to get jobs suited to their education, so they work as Uber drivers where they are able to gain an income while operating independently.
Malaysia has too many universities producing too many graduates for the economy to absorb.
PAGE chairman Noor Azimah Rahim says learning about any language requires immersion and those wanting to improve their English have many avenues to do so today, including through YouTube.
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