Furniture makers grapple with poaching, severe labour shortage

Khoo Gek San

Furniture makers are offering higher pay to attract locals to work in their factories as it is more costly to hire foreign workers amid a pandemic. – The Malaysian Insight pic, March 3, 2021.

MALAYSIAN furniture manufacturers are seeing a boom in orders as a result of more people working from home amid a pandemic. They are also benefitting from the China-US trade war during the Donald Trump years.

The constantly changing foreign labour policies, however, have meant the sector is also experiencing a manpower shortage.

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  • And we hear all these stories about people not having any money for food, clothing and shelter. :-D

    Posted 6 months ago by Yoon Kok