The Dewan Rakyat (Parliament of Malaysia) was told on 6 April that 176,105 local job seekers had secured jobs through the JobsMalaysia portal up to December last year.

Deputy human resource minister Ismail Abd Muttalib told Bernama that out of the total, 47,698 people were graduates and 128,407 non-graduates.

“Until December, a total of 876,142 job opportunities have been registered through JobsMalaysia,” he said in response to a question by Loke Siew Fook (DAP-Seremban) on the ministry’s action to support furniture manufacturers who faced critical manpower shortage.

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Ismail said that the ministry, through the Labour Department, was always ready to help employers with the manpower shortage, including the furniture industry, by providing a job vacancy advertisement platform and job-matching services through the JobsMalaysia portal as well as consultancy.

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