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PETALING JAYA: Policies are needed to encourage companies to hire more locals and curb rising unemployment rates in the current recovery period and even when the Covid-19 pandemic is over, say employer groups and workers’ unions.
PETALING JAYA: Employers are hoping that the worst of the Covid-19 pandemic is over but cautioned that workers may still face the prospect of being unemployed, especially if the country faces a second outbreak.
PETALING JAYA: The current freeze on new foreign workers until December received mixed response from industry players.
PETALING JAYA: Reducing EPF and Sosco contributions as well as cutting the mandatory minimum wage are among proposals submitted by business chambers for the government when it drafts the Temporary Measures Bill to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
PETALING JAYA: The initiatives announced in the Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan is a welcome relief for employees whose jobs were badly affected during the movement control order (MCO) period, say employers.
PETALING JAYA: Employer groups say there is an adequate number of foreign workers in the country for now, and they want more effort made to get locals hired in less favourable jobs to reduce dependency on foreign workers.
PETALING JAYA: It will be convocation season soon but the scrolls fresh graduates have earned is unlikely to be enough to open doors in a Covid-19 ravaged economy.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): People who are now stuck in their hometowns after violating the conditional movement control order to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri are now in a dilem
PETALING JAYA: It is crucial for Malaysia to have political stability in its effort to rebuild the economy battered by the Covid-19 pandemic.
PETALING JAYA: Even as work from home becomes the new norm, not all tasks can be performed remotely, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF).