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Business 04 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Keeping tabs on the jobless rates

If you believe what pundits are saying about the sagging economy and its impact on the nation's workforce, then, indeed, it's alarming.

Business 26 Nov 2016 | 12:00 AM

Malaysia’s skilled labour shortage

More trained workers needed to attract new capital investments

Business 10 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

PRS a good idea but may not be enough

WHILE it is important to set aside a portion of your income for your golden age, many find it hard to decide where to put their hard-earned money. Employees are often choosy and sceptical in selecting the right financial instruments to invest in, other than keeping their money in the bank.

Business 10 Sep 2011 | 12:00 AM

Safeguards for the working class

The Government is getting ready to implement minimum wage by year-end. There are reactions for and against the initiative. StarBizWeek contacted some key players in the working sector and analysts for their comments.

Business 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Stemming the tide and keeping our talent

Every now and then, we hear of friends and relatives leaving for greener pastures abroad. While we are happy that they are moving on, their leaving also leaves a lump in our throats. Last month, the issue of our people leaving was brought up again when about 300,000 left, double that of the previous year. Do we, as a nation, have the will power to stem the outflow of skills and talent, the building blocks of our country?

Business 28 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

MEF calls for fee waiver for employees in skill programme

The Government should waive the RM300 fee per employee that employers or employees themselves must pay to enrol in the National Occupational Skills Standards (NOSS) programme, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said.

Business 31 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

It’s the employers’ market now

There is no doubt the global financial meltdown has taken a heavy toll on the jobs market. The number of layoffs is soaring across the globe as companies resort to cut jobs to stay in business.

Business 12 Feb 2011 | 12:00 AM

Blueprint needed

Before Talent Corporation Malaysia Bhd sets out to bring home the country's best brains from abroad, it first needs to understand the reasons why they are hestitant in returning home.

Business 17 Mar 2012 | 12:00 AM

Pushing back the retirement age

THE debate swirling around the Government’s intention to officially set the private sector’s retirement age at 60 raises a number of questions, none of which are new.