3.6 Million New Jobs Created in Malaysia’s Service Sector

February 27, 20189:02 am1167 views

As much as 3.6 employment opportunities in the service sector have been created to absorb Malaysian workforce, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak.

The achievement was attributed to the Barisan Nasional (BN) government, which successfully opened up many high-income jobs in industries such as eCommerce, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and healthcare. Service industry is among key sector to support the country’s economy, as it contributed 54.4 percent to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) which was valued at RM1.5 trillion in 2017.

In his speech during the annual general meeting of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Usukan Parents-Teacher Association on Friday (Feb 23), Dr Salleh said that the government’s ability to bring such a large number of job opportunities was the result of its policies and detailed planning after careful consideration of the world development, and also due to the country’s peace and harmony condition.

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The minister stated that it needs wisdom and determination to sustain the presence of peace and harmony in the country required. Only by doing so, more beneficial programmes could be planned and implemented by the government for the greater good. Therefore, in order to make the right approach, Malaysian government needs to take into account the changes in current employment opportunities. While people in the past want to work as district officers, executive officers, or clerks, the future of employment will be no more in that sector, said Dr Salleh.

He noted that there are many open opportunities in the service sector such as tourism. That is why, people in Sabah and Kota Belud are focusing more on developing this sector. The minister added that in tandem with the new job opportunities provided by the government, today’s generation also needed to equip itself with necessary skills and knowledge in order to thrive into current and future employment sectors.

Additionally, the people need to be in the same boat with the government to look into the future by continuing to show support for current government to carry on the development and employment prospects, Bernama reports.

“That’s why, we are implementing the National Transformation 2050 (TN50) for the future of our children and we provide the infrastructure so their lives will be more secure,” said Dr Salleh. He also announced a RM50,000 allocation to repair the Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Usukan hall and another RM20,000 for its Parent-Teacher Association, as well as a RM30,000 allocation to repair the village roads.

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