KUALA LUMPUR: Putrajaya’s initiatives to spur job creation and improve the employability of local talent resulted in over two million new jobs in the six years since 2010, said Datuk Abdul Rahman Dahlan.
The minister in the Prime Minister’s Department said the new jobs included 679,300 openings for high-skilled workers.
He credited the job growth to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s Economic Transformation Programme, saying it helped Malaysia to stay at full employment.
“Since 2011, the government has introduced Skim Latihan 1Malaysia (SL1M) which has helped 130,000 graduates improve their marketability in the job market.
“As a result more than 90 per cent of the trainees have secured work either by the companies that trained them or by others,” he said in a statement.
He touted efforts by TalentCorp to reskill and upskill graduates, along with other measures to fund Malaysian youths entering or running their own enterprises.
The Kota Belud MP said the Najib administration will keep up efforts to spur the economy and create new opportunities for Malaysians to also enjoy in the country’s development.
“Being a responsible government, Barisan Nasional will continue to provide solutions and looking at all possibilities to ensure more people are employed and at the same time making sure we deliver more world class talents.”