Industry wants more done to fix foreign labour shortage


Bernard Saw

The recalibration programme is a chance for employers to 'legalise' foreign workers but lack of clarity from the government is hampering its chances of success, say industry leaders. – The Malaysian Insight pic, September 20, 2021.

PUTRAJAYA’S labour recalibration programme for undocumented migrant workers, a rehiring and voluntary deportation scheme, has failed to address the issue of labour shortage, industry groups said.

Manpower shortage will persist in factories unless new measures are introduced to prevent job-hopping by foreign workers, said Malaysian Furniture Council president Khoo Yeow Chong.


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