Locals not taking up jobs due to handouts, subsidies, business owners say

Khoo Gek San

Labour shortage across multiple sectors persist as locals are unwilling to take up many of these jobs, many of which are deemed dangerous, dirty and difficult. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 8, 2021.

PUTRAJAYA needs to find ways to ease the severe labour shortage across multiple sectors in the country to get a grip on the ever increasing prices of goods, business owners said.

Locals, they said, are unwilling to take up many of these jobs as they are deemed to be dangerous, dirty and difficult (3D).

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