Tricky solution for tacking unemployment in Malaysia

Here is an essay by Datuk Mohd Sahar Darusman, the chief employment insurance at SOCSO regarding the demand and supply in the labour market in Malaysia.

There is an anecdote below on a female diploma grad who ended up becoming an e-hailing driver really got me thinking today.

Diploma holder a driver Nur Hafizatul Nabila Mohd Fadzli, who holds a diploma in Multimedia and Dakwah, has been working as e-hailing driver since November 2019. “Getting the right job with the appropriate salary is hard. After getting married, I have been working as a full-time e-hailing driver, ” she says. “This job is my main source of income. I am comfortable with this job as it offers flexible hours coupled with insurance. “But my daily income has declined after the recovery movement control order. I have no choice but to work till late at night to cover my daily expenses. “As a woman, it is challenging to pick up passengers at night. My personal safety is at risk but I have to put food on the table. “Since the situation is affecting my savings, I hope to get a better job that commensurates with my qualification.”

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