Nearly 300,000 using JobsMalaysia to find work says deputy minister

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  • KUALA LUMPUR: There are some 290,898 active job seekers using the JobsMalaysia portal as of October this year, the Dewan Rakyat was told.
  • Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Mahfuz Omar (pic) said of the total, some 210,868 job seekers are university graduates.
  • He pointed out however that not all of the university graduates using the portal are unemployed.
  • These graduates included first-time active job seekers along with those who are already employed but looking for new jobs, he said in reply to Datuk Seri Ikmal Hisham Abdul Aziz (PH-Tanah Merah) during Question Time.
  • Ikmal had asked the ministry about the number of unemployed graduates for the past two years.
  • Mahfuz noted it was normal for students to take six months to find work after graduation and most will be able to find jobs during that period.
  • According to Mahfuz, between January to October this year, a total of 41,090 graduates managed to find jobs in various sectors via JobsMalaysia and programmes under the ministry.
  • He said there was no reason to be worried about such figures because the majority of them would eventually find a job.
  • “It is just normal transition for graduates where there is a specific time period that the group is seen as unemployed,” he said.
  • Asked if the government was prepared to work with government-linked companies to address this issue, Mahfuz said the ministry is working towards that.
  • This includes the setting up of the national-level Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Empowerment Committee, chaired by the Education Minister, involving nine core-related ministries.
  • This is to ensure courses by the higher learning institutions especially on TVET are in line with the requirements of employers, he said. -The Star

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