Aminolhuda Hassan says many foreigners seek to enter the state in search of better job opportunities than they would have in their home countries.
The Centre for Governance and Political Studies says there is no way it could have known the recent by-elections would result in the political pacts that followed.
While many are equipped with hard skills gained from their studies, they may lack soft skills such as language and communication.
Nine in 10 want flexibility in their job but 63% say this will interfere with their personal lives.
Randstad Candidate Expectations survey shows that 89% of jobseekers in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong are more likely to reject an offer if the process takes more than four weeks.
Malaysian Employers Federation chief Shamsuddin Bardan says most companies already 'up to their noses' in terms of operating costs.
Bank Negara Malaysia says rise in youth unemployment due to lack of experience and poor communication skills.
Most employees say higher salaries motivate them to change jobs, but those who stay put do so for work-life balance, survey shows.
There are many jobs available for fresh graduates, but their attitude and unrealistic expectations are their biggest handicap, say employers.
Jobsite survey reveals 80.6 per cent of respondents find landing a job a challenge, but believe long term prospects are positive.