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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.

Business 22 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

MEF to organise first workshop on mergers

The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) will organise its first workshop on mergers and acquisitions (MA) in Genting Highlands on July 23.

Business 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Budget a challenge for corporate sector, says MEF

THE Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) has described the proposed Budget 2004 as a challenge for the corporate sector to move into a higher level of development with an emphasis on greater use of information technology (IT) and skilled manpower.

Business 22 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Manufacturing growth may slow

The manufacturing sector may grow at a lower rate this year than the 5% forecast earlier, said International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz.