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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 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 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 04 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Workers’ woes

As more people are getting laid off, the siren to retrain and reskill workers and give incentives to struggling companies to retain their workforce has become deafening.

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 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 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 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

Our loss is another country’s gain

OVER the last decade, the Malaysian Government has been actively pursuing high-skilled professionals, such as researchers, scientists, doctors, engineers and information-technology experts, to work in the country.

Business 06 Feb 2010 | 12:00 AM

The push and pull factors

THERE are reasons why people leave the country of their birth. Usually, it is for the sake of their children's education and future. Or it could be their own personal professional advancement. Or it could be a slew of reasons to do with the socio-economic and political factors.

Business 29 May 2010 | 12:00 AM

World Cup fever brewing

Footie fans will try almost anything not to miss a big game. But will this lead to lower employee productivity?