THE Human Resources Ministry is encouraged by its job-matching success rate.
Some 183,422 Malaysians received placements last year through the JobsMalaysia portal, which is under the purview of the ministry.
Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran said it was a good achievement and hoped that more could find employment through JobsMalaysia.
He said there were now 241,057 active job seekers and 13,827 employers registered with the job-matching agency.
“There are currently 114,138 active vacancies in various sectors for the people.
“Our statistics also showed that only less than 4% did not get job placement,” he told reporters during a visit to JobsMalaysia’s office at the Urban Transformation Centre in Ipoh.
“This could mean that there are still those who do not want to work or are picky,” he said, adding that the office at the Urban Transformation Centre in Ipoh opens seven days a week, from 8.30am to 10pm.
“There are jobs with lucrative offers, but yet they do not want to work,” he added.
Kulasegaran also said JobsMalaysia recently upgraded its website.
“It is an online job-matching system provided by the Human Resources Ministry that provides a facility for job-seekers to find relevant job opportunities.
“Employers can post jobs and get employees in accordance with company requirements,” he said, adding that all facilities were provided free of charge.
“We want to improve the mobilisation of Malaysia’s workforce and ensure optimum utilisation of manpower through the systematic matching of jobs,” he added.
Earlier, Kulasegaran launched its Human Resources Ministry’s service counter initiative at the Ipoh Central Market.
He said there have been plenty of constructive and positive feedback about the initiative, which was launched in Kampung Tawas earlier this month.
“One of the suggestions was to have the counters at a more convenient premises, such as in a hall.
“Having it near markets can be congested. We do want to make it as people-friendly as possible,” he said.
He said there were also suggestions to open the counters at night markets so those who work during the day could also benefit from the services.
“We can do so once every three months. The lower-income group, especially those who cannot get leave or do not have time during the day, can go at night,” he said.
“We can start in Ipoh first to try it out.
“We are learning as it goes and we welcome more feedback from the public,” he added.
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