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Malaysia kicked off 2016 with a 4.2% GDP growth in the first quarter. In this positive climate, it is important that we study hiring trends, the recruitment difficulties of employers and graduate employability

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Hiring activity recorded a steep improvement in the first three months of 2016. The Monster Employment Index, generated by global online employment solution Monster.com, saw regained momentum in March 2016 after shrinking for the previous five months. Despite negative growth of 11% in its online hiring between March 2015 and March 2016, the index recovered by about 35% in February-March 2016 (Figure 1).1 This was largely attributed to the strong recovery in hiring in retail; banking, financial services and insurance; IT and telecommunications; and logistics and shipping industries.


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