Wednesday, October 20, 2021

job market

Rising automation doesn’t mean robots will steal your job, experts say

They say the opposite is in fact more likely to occur as greater use of machines opens up new job opportunities for people.

376,000 find jobs, exceeding Putrajaya’s 9-month employment target

Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob expresses confidence that Putrajaya's goal of creating 500,000 job opportunities this year will be met.

Number of unemployed graduates up 22.5% in 2020

This is attributed to the unfavourable economic environment and its effect on the overall labour market situation.

The long climb up the food chain for fresh grads

With the economy still reeling from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, experts see no immediate solution for fresh graduates seeking 'adequate' pay.

More skills, more job market clout, survey finds

A whopping 85% of respondents believe companies will prefer to hire individuals who can perform multiple roles.

Bright outlook for fresh grads in job hunt next year

A Talentbank survey shows the majority of employers intend to hire graduates from public and private universities in 2021 as well as 2022.

Despite bleak market, still no takers for ‘dirty’ jobs vacated by foreigners

The social stigma surrounding dirty, dangerous and difficult jobs is still too much of a deterrent, even in the present economic situation.

Govt aware of volatile job market despite higher tax projection

The government estimates a 1.8% increase in employment rate next year.

Graduates trade job market scrum for the world of micro-business

More youngsters are turning to social media and the internet to launch their own businesses.

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