Manpower shortage in tourism sector to be sorted in two months, says minister


Desmond Davidson

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Nancy Shukri says the government has approved a requisition for three million workers to be brought in to the country to alleviate the critical manpower shortage in the tourism industry. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, May 14, 2022.

THE tourism industry needs between 15,000 and 20,000 workers and the current manpower shortage should be sorted out in not more than two months, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Nancy Shukri said today.

She said the cabinet had approved to bring in three million workers and “we are now in the process of bringing them in”.


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