PM: Govt plans to tackle unemployment through better programmes, mechanisms

KUALA LUMPUR, The Government plans to put in place more and better programmes or mechanisms to reduce unemployment, especially among young people, Prime Minister, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, told the Dewan Rakyat today.

The initiatives include recruitment portal, JobsMalaysia, via skills matching with posts, career carnivals, open interviews, agency collaborations, holiday placements for students and a placement programme for the special needs group, he said in reply to a question from Ma’mun Sulaiman (Warisan-Kalabakan) on steps being taken to lower unemployment.

He added that from January to March this year, 3,890 people have already found employment.

Source: Office of the Prime Minster Malaysia