The Cabinet has agreed to the recruitment of 10,000 workers from Sri Lanka after taking into account the state of the country during the current economic crisis, says Human Resources Minister M Saravanan.
In a statement today, he said the Sri Lankan government had submitted an official application to supply manpower involving a quota of 10,000 workers.
Saravanan said the Cabinet, at a meeting on Sept 14, agreed on the hiring of the foreign workers to help Sri Lanka, which is facing its worst economic crisis.
He also urged Malaysian industries and employers to support the government’s intention by employing workers from Sri Lanka to fill job vacancies in sectors that are allowed to hire foreign workers.
As of Sept 14, levy payments had been made for 416,634 applications for foreign workers, he said, adding that employers keen to hire foreign workers can contact the ministry’s Migrant Worker Management Division ([email protected]) or the Peninsular Malaysia Labour Department ([email protected]) for more information.