Through a new initiative, the government aims to provide a level playing field for social impact firms by supporting their job creation and innovation efforts.
It aims to work with employers, employers’ associations and career strategic partners nationwide to achieve its job target.
Human resources minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan has given the green light allowing employers to give their staff leave for getting vaccinated.
The sectors of wholesale and retail trade, education, and human health and social work saw a continuous increase in employment.
The Human Resources Ministry and the Ministry of Health are deliberating whether employees should be given an off-day to get their COVID-19 inoculations.
The initiative, by the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), is aimed at boosting the digital business industry and to nurture quality tech talent.
Despite the improved outlook, the labour market is constrained by factors such as
a mismatch between qualifications and job opportunities.
Under the programme, jobseekers who successfully found jobs within a distance of less than 100 km would be given mobility assistance of RM500.
Malaysia needs to put in continued effort to catalyse economic transformation and create high-skilled jobs, said the central bank governor.
The level of office attendance for civil servants is subjected to the Public Service Department, while the private sector is allowed to have 100% of staff back.
The court judgment read that service charge, being monies collected from third parties, does not belong to the hotel, and should be transferred to employees.
The government is proposing a change to the current employment law to support a work-from-home (WFH) culture even in the post-pandemic era.
Wanita Industrial Malaysia (WIM), a trade union coalition representing female workers, has urged the government to mandate 98 days of maternity leave.
The development model that worked in the past for Malaysia is no longer enough for it to navigate to the next stage of its development, it added.
This marks the sixth round of support packages unveiled since the pandemic, bringing the total sum of all packages rolled out to RM340 billion.
Since last year, workers from various sectors have had to work remotely to comply with government measures to contain the spread of COVID-19.
A blanket increase of the retirement age to 65 and beyond could adversely impact the labour market, causing unemployment among younger workers.
Malaysia’s graduate employability rate fell to 84.4% in 2020, down marginally from 86.2% year-on-year, said its Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE).
The new initiatives would cater to Malaysians and businesses that are the most affected by the pandemic, said the finance minister.
Employers are taking a wait-and-see approach when it comes to hiring, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).
Entrepreneur development and cooperatives minister has said SMEs must ready themselves with digital technology.
The government has replaced the Movement Control Order (MCO) in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Penang to a conditional MCO (CMCO).
Malaysia allocates RM$7 million to accelerate COVID-19 screening for foreign workers
All Malaysians should seize the opportunities made available under the Malaysia Digital Economy Blueprint, says Malaysian minister.
Under the National Economic Recovery Plan, the scheme prioritises SMEs that have not received financing from banks previously.
Failure to comply with government orders to improve living quarters will result in RM200,000 in fines or a three-year jail term, or both.
The government also aims for the digital economy to contribute to 22.6% of the country’s gross domestic product in four years.
Yayasan Peneraju, an initiative to strengthen the capacity of bumiputeras (local Malays), has trained and certified over 36,000 bumiputeras since 2012.
Poor English proficiency and skills mismatch among graduates are reasons why they are less desirable in the job market, says MEDAC minister.
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) has said that more than 160,000 jobs are expected to be created in 2021 through investments in human capital.