Malaysian workers found more employment opportunities in Q1’2022
According to Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Uzir Mahidin, Chief Statistician, Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), the number of vacancies advertised online for the first quarter of 2022 was the highest in February at 67,172 vacancies.
“Meanwhile, for January and March, a total of 48,924 and 43,052 vacancies were advertised respectively,” he added.
Commenting further, Mohd Uzir said in the first quarter of 2022, most employers required workers in the professional category (44.9%) followed by technicians and associate professionals (17.7%) and managers (11.3%).
By occupation, the five most popular jobs offered during the period were advertising and marketing professionals, administrative associate professionals, managing director and chief executive officer, accountants, auditors, and software developers.
By industry, the wholesale and retail trade, repair of motor vehicle and motorcycles sector was the one that contributed most to the job vacancies offered for job seekers in the first quarter of 2022.
The other four sectors with the highest job supply are manufacturing; professional, scientific, and technical activities; financial and insurance/takaful activities; as well as accommodation and food service activities.
He said three jobs in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) category that recorded the highest number of vacancies were advertising and marketing professionals, administrative associate professionals and software developers.
Advertising and marketing professionals, managing director and chief executive officer as well as accountants and auditors were the highest critical occupation list (COL) category jobs advertised online during the period, according to The Sun.