Seri Talks

By Lim Yee Chuin, Richard Ho, Daniel Lee

November 2010 FEATURE
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The Labour Shortage Forum was held on September 23, 2010.PENANG'S LABOUR SHORTAGEPenang's efforts to move towards a high-income economy are experiencing a host of deep-rooted problems. Among these are the high turnover rates of local workers, the difficulties faced in recruiting and retaining skilled human capital, the pressing need to hire foreign workers and a dearth of skilled talent across fields.Malaysian employers prefer foreign workers because domestically, the employment situation is inherently and structurally "foreign-worker" orientated (geared towards low-cost/low-pay, low...

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Lim Yee Chuin

Richard Ho

Daniel Lee