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New salary guidebook for 160 skill-based jobs in Malaysia

Employers in Malaysia will now have a guide to refer to on the implementation of the basic starting salary in the country.

According to Malay Mail Online, the Human Resources Ministry has published a guidebook entitled Salary Guide, Starting Salaries for 160 Selected Skill-Based Jobs which would be updated every two years in line with the review of the Minimum Wages Order.

Human Resources Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Abd Muttalib said the 160 jobs which were mostly in the technical and vocational education field would become the main platform to increase skilled workers in the country as stipulated under the 11th Malaysia Plan (2016-2020).

“The 160 jobs are popular careers which have been the interest of Malaysians. For a start, we have distributed 10,000 copies and after this, we will put this book at all UTC (Urban Transformation Centre) branches as a reference for job seekers,” he told reporters after officiating the national-level Job [email protected] 2016 programme at the Kuantan UTC.

"Ismail said the guidebook would be updated every two years in line with the review of the Minimum Wages Order and the updated version of it would include more jobs available in the labour market," Malay Mail Online wrote.

He hopes that all employers could welcome the publication of the guide book by implementing the recommended starting salaries for skill certificate and diploma graduates.

“A high starting salary is expected to increase the motivation and productivity of employees,” he said.

View the guidebook here.

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