Race more important than skills when it comes to jobs, study finds


Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 7,000 to a seasonally adjusted 222,000 for the week ended Feb. 17, the Labor Department said on Thursday. Claims fell to 216,000 in mid-January, which was the lowest level since January 1973 (Leaflets lie on a table at a booth at a military veterans' job fair in Carson, California - Reuters filepic)

PETALING JAYA: Despite sharing the same qualifications, language skills and experience, a job applicant’s race still plays a major factor in employment, a study has found.

 The study - conducted by Centre for Governance and Political Studies (Cent-GPS) - found that the resumes of Indians and Malays are the least likely to receive callbacks from employers in the private sector.

Article type: metered
User access status: 3
Join our Telegram channel to get our Evening Alerts and breaking news highlights
   

Next In Nation

PM launches unity plans Premium
Govt taking steps to help farmers and breeders Premium
100-day Malaysian Family aspiration target achieved early Premium
Govt checking on prices of vegetables nationwide Premium
Sarawak polls: Clean sweep on the cards for GPS if it maintains strong team spirit, says Abang Jo Premium
PM: Be proud of Bahasa Melayu Premium
Traffic diversion along Paka Toll Plaza route from 9am-1pm on Monday (Nov 29) Premium
Dr Wee: Newly-completed Desaru Coast Ferry Terminal to create new sea VTL with Singapore Premium
Security guard injured by car attempting to head into Singapore via Second Link Premium
MRSM 2022 special admission tests for Form 1, 4 students in December, says Mahdzir Khalid Premium

Others Also Read


Vouchers