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  • Job fairs help 9,703 job-seekers in Sarawak
    Almost 45 per cent – or 4,695 – of the 9,703 job-seekers in the state who secured employment as at August this year, are beneficiaries of various job fairs held in the state. According to state Labour Department director Jack Meredu Ko, this clearly proves the effectiveness of such programmes to connect job-seekers with prospective employers. It is recorded that from the three major job fairs alone run by department this year 4,695 job-seekers have managed to secure employment.
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  • STEM subjects for better employment prospects
    Young Sarawakians should choose to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects for better employment prospects when they graduate. Assistant Minister of Education and Technological Research Dr Annuar Rapaee pointed out that most of the 55,000 graduates nationwide who have been unemployed for six months majored in non-STEM courses including human resource management, business administration, and social science.
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  • Are fresh grads in Malaysia too demanding?
    Latest statistics show that Malaysia has a youth unemployment rate of roughly 10.7%, nearly triple its unemployment rate across age groups. With job creation in the country concentrated in low and mid-skilled work opportunities, demand has stayed largely stagnant for Malaysia’s more educated applicants. According to the survey, employers are often hesitant to hire these fresh graduates, citing that many were choosy about their jobs and demonstrated poor attitudes (64%)...
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  • Youth unemployment remains high in Malaysia
    KUCHING: Youth unemployment rate remains high with 10.5 per cent with number of unemployed youth reached 273,400 persons in 2016. According to MIDF Amanah Investment Bank Bhd (MIDF Research), youth labour force refers to those below the age of 25 and this group constitutes about 17.8 per cent of Malaysia’s total labour force in 2016.
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  • 500,000 currently jobless in Malaysia
    OVER half a million people in the country are currently jobless. The number represented a 3.5% unemployment rate in the country, said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri Richard Riot yesterday. He also told the Dewan Rakyat that over 200,000 graduates were currently unemployed. “Of that, 103,224 are those who have not been able to find employment, while 100,390 were those who have quit their jobs because they were unhappy with the pay or found their work unsuitable.
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  • 500,000 technical workers needed over next decade
    Sarawak will need an estimated 500,000 technical workers over the next 10 years when its industries are fully developed by then. In view of this, State Secretary Tan Sri Datuk Amar Mohd Morshidi Abdul Ghani said the state government is stepping up its human capital development by giving priority to Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) for the youths in Sarawak.
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  • Small Uptick in Five Job Sectors
    While all signs point to the fact that the Malaysian job market will continue to be sluggish in 2017, five sectors seem to be bucking the trend. In the Job Outlook Survey 2017 by Jobstreet.com, companies involved in computer and information technology, IT enabled services and business process outsourcing, food and beverage, education and manufacturing have indicated that they will continue to fill key positions this year.
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  • Online Hiring Activity up 2% in January
    Online hiring activity in Malaysia reported a two per cent year-on-year (y-o-y) growth in January 2017, said Monster Employment Index (MEI). In a statement, MEI said this was a seven per cent jump from the negative five per cent y-o-y recorded in December last year. The information and technology(IT), telecommunications (telecom) / Internet service provider and the information technology enabled service/ business process outsourcing sectors recorded the steepest growth
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  • UNIMAS TRACE-SL1M 2017
    Date: 19-20 April 2017 UNIMAS Talent Recruitment and Career Exhibition is a yearly event which brought close to 100 employers and 5,000 students, graduates and job seekers together in one platform through exhibition booth, resume collection, interviews, coffee talk sessions and many other talent and career activities. In 2015 and 2016, more than 80 companies have participated with an estimated record of 10,000 crowd.
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  • SCaT Fair 2017 Be the Future Change
    The much awaited Sarawak Career & Training Fair (SCaT Fair), the largest event of its kind in the state, will be held between March 3-5 at Borneo Convention Centre Kuching (BCCK). Highlights of #SCaTFair2017 will include Sarawak Fashion Awards 2017, Youth Got Skills 2017 and STEM Playground 2017. #SCaTFair2017 is jointly organized by Workforce Development Unit (WDU), Chief Minister's Department and TEGAS.
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