Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Foreign workers, hiring

Any employer who has been given quota approval and has completed the levy payment may do so, Human Resources Minister M Saravanan said.

Following a meeting on 14 September 2022, Malaysia's Ministry of Human Resources has announced plans for the recruitment of 10,000 foreign workers from Sri Lanka.

According to Minister for Human Resources Datuk Seri M. Saravanan, the Sri Lankan government had submitted an official request to supply manpower and applied for a quota of 10,000 workers, having taken into account the country's economic crisis. 

Minister Saravanan commented: "I urge the industry and employers to support the intention of the government by employing foreign workers from Sri Lanka to fill job vacancies in sectors that are allowed to hire foreign workers."

Any employer who has been given quota approval and has completed the levy payment may do so. As of September 14, 2022, levy payments have been made for 416,634 foreign worker applications.


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