Human Resources in Malaysia

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Malaysia with a population of almost 30 million is made up of Peninsular and East Malaysia. Similar to other neighbouring countries in South East Asia, Malaysia is a developing nation since late 1980s (thanks to the former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad). And compared to Indonesia, Thailand or Philippines; Malaysia is more advanced in terms of country’s economic.

The country has witnessed a steady growth in employment market since 2002. Of course, one should not make comparisons between Malaysia and China/India. But since 2002, information technology, business process outsourcing, and healthcare sectors offered more job opportunities for the locals.

Good news is Malaysia offers higher wages compared to China and India. Between 2006 and 2007, Malaysia’s Ministry of Statistics reported an increase of wage manufacturing by 3 percent. And between these years, unemployment rate dropped slightly only from 3.8 percent to 3.4 percent.

In 2006, there were almost 800,000 job openings for locals and foreigners. Hence, the number of unskilled foreign workers especially from Bangladesh and Indonesia rose drastically. On the other hand, the number of professional aka expatriates in the country also increased by 30 percent from 2006 to 2007.

Sales & Marketing Jobs
Nursing Jobs
Human Resources Job
Audit & Taxation Jobs
Clerical & Administration Jobs
Computer & Information Technology Jobs
Engineering Jobs
Media, Entertainment and Arts Jobs
Mass Communications Jobs

Job Industry News:
Malaysia Employment Market
Job Market before 1997 Crisis