There are currently 51,944 job vacancies in Johor, exceeding the total number of 34,278 jobseekers in the state, Johor Menteri Onn Hafiz Ghazi says.
He said those in the state should make the most of the available job opportunities, especially in the manufacturing and service sectors, adding that the state government was studying the possibility of a mismatch in terms of job matching.
"Therefore, the government will engage all stakeholders to figure out a solution," he said in a Facebook post, adding that he had also met with Social Security Organisation (Socso) CEO Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed and discussed worker welfare and job opportunities in Johor.
He said there were suggestions that service centres in the state be used as Socso satellite centres that would serve as one-stop centres for employers to conduct interviews and job matching with potential employees.
He also said that 34,806 self-employed individuals had registered under the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme, including those in support services, passenger transport and the goods and food delivery sectors.
Onn Hafiz also welcomed Socso’s assistance in channelling information and available benefits to those in the state, including some 278,000 housewives.
He said housewives contribute to the welfare of their families and communities and deserve to be covered under the social security scheme for housewives.
"This will have a positive impact on the unemployment rate, boost the rate of services and the workforce, and ensure comprehensive employee social security for those in Johor," he added.