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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 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 16 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

In times of volatility, govt jobs offer security

Government jobs are looking more attractive in these volatile times due to the security and stability they offer compared to the private sector.

Business 10 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Agencies finding it hard to help job seekers

Job agencies are facing 'trying times' in this economic downturn, as more people are fighting for limited positions available in the market.

Business 01 Feb 2009 | 12:00 AM

Penang ready to work with Federal Govt

With all signs pointing to a prolonged global economic slowdown, the state government wants to work with the Federal Government to cushion the blow for retrenched workers.

Business 31 Jan 2009 | 12:00 AM

Pay cut or job cut?

PARIS, the inimitable city of romance, art and everything fine in life, turned into a city of near chaos over the week. Millions led by unions thronged the city through snarling traffic to protest part of the government's US$34bil stimulus plan - to cut the number of permanent public sector jobs. Indeed, too much for the French who have long grappled with high unemployment of 8%-10%.

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 20 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Govt planning to revamp Employment Act

The Government is looking at revamping the entire Employment Act 1955 to enable flexible employment conditions and to adjust to the welfare needs of employees.

Business 16 Nov 2006 | 12:00 AM

Better benefits for retrenched workers being planned

Retrenched workers will be able to get allowances to last them from six months to a year once the proposed Retrenchment Compensation Scheme is finalised.

Business 14 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Private sector productivity up sharply

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said the implementation of performance-linked wage system (PLWS) in the private sector has resulted in a dramatic increase in productivity.