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PETALING JAYA: Chin Teck Plantations Bhd expects a very tight labour situation in the financial year ending Aug 31,2021 (FY2021) given the restrictions imposed on international travellers.
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s palm oil producers are embarking on a rare recruitment drive to hire locals and accelerating industry mechanisation as they grapple with a severe shortage of foreign labour due to the coronavirus pandemic.
LOCAL planters have been taken by surprise by the Government’s latest decision to stop increasing the planted area for oil palm.
Comment - By CHARON WARDINi MOKHZANI
SINCE 1998 and the end of the Asian financial crisis, the unemployment rate in Malaysia has not risen above 3.7% and the average for the last 18 years has been 3.3%. We have had full employment for so long that we almost take this for granted; anyone who wants a job can get one.
WASHINGTON: Asians have surpassed Hispanics as the United States' largest group of new immigrants, according to a report on Tuesday that some experts said reflects decreased demand for migrant labour and highlights the impact of state crackdowns on illegals.