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Employers Lament Labour Shortage, Urge Resumption Of Foreign Hiring

Khor Yu Leng, Political Economist, Segi Enam Advisers

22-Sep-21 07:45

Employers Lament Labour Shortage, Urge Resumption Of Foreign Hiring

In the early stages of the pandemic, the government implemented a freeze on hiring foreign workers, in part to curb the spread of Covid-19 but also to provide more job opportunities for locals. Recently, the Human Resources Ministry said that the freeze would be extended until the end of 2021 - but this has been met with dismay by employers groups, who say that the labour shortage will affect economic recovery. We discuss the impact of foreign worker shortages across different economic sectors with political economist Khor Yu Leng.

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Produced by: Shazana Mokhtar

Presented by: Shazana Mokhtar, Noelle Lim, Philip See


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Tags:  EmploymentForeign workersMalaysiaSectorsCovid-19PandemicVaccinationsLabourGovernment/Regulatory/Policy MakingEconomy, MarketsPolitics, News, Current Affairs


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