Govt approves 7,500 foreign worker hires for 3 business sub-sectors
The decision to allow barbershops, textile stores, and goldsmiths to hire migrant workers was reached after considering their needs.
Rapidly aging South Korea prepares to open door for foreign maids
The issue sits at the confluence of South Korea's sharply declining birthrate, aging population, and its historical reluctance to accept more immigrants.
The long walk to the border for Hari Raya Haji trip home
The hustle and bustle at the Thai border is expected to continue even after the celebration as the workers then make their way back into Malaysia.
1,120 foreign workers brought into Malaysia but left jobless, says home minister
Saifuddin Nasution Ismail says this is an issue of foreign labour dumping.
Palm oil firms say not hiring from Bangladesh over recruitment concerns
Despite a new labour agreement between the two countries coming into force last year, three plantation companies say their firms have not resumed hiring Bangladeshi workers.
Probe launched into migrant workers left jobless, without passports
Malaysia has faced accusations of forced labour in manufacturing and palm oil production over the years, including some by the US, which banned imports from several of its firms for such practices.
Nearly a million employment quota bids for foreign workers approved as of mid-March
The levy for nearly 85% has already been paid by employers.
Cost of hiring Indonesian domestic workers to be reviewed, says minister
Human Resources Minister V Sivakumar says he hopes the cost can be brought down to under RM9,000 compared to the RM12,000 decided on at the last meeting in November 2022.
186,000 foreign workers needed in agricultural sector, says deputy minister
A total of 3,000 foreign workers have been registered so far through the Labour Recalibration Programme 2.0 to fill the vacancies in the sector.
Entry of foreign workers on the list at Dewan Rakyat sitting
The government's efforts to tackle the shortage of foreign workers, and the question of overcrowding at hospital emergency departments will be raised today.
Foreign worker recalibration programme extended another year
Home Minister Saifuddin Nasution Ismail says this is to offer jobs to foreign workers already in the country.
Thousands of workers evicted in Qatar's capital ahead of World Cup
A Qatari government official says the evictions are unrelated to the World Cup and were designed 'in line with ongoing comprehensive and long-term plans to re-organise areas of Doha'.