KUALA LUMPUR, JAN 22 — The Malaysian Automotive Institution (MAI) forecasts a whopping 30,000 job openings in the sector this year, with over a quarter for skilled labour.
Its chief executive officer, Datuk Madani Sahari said the demand for skilled workers is expected at 31 per cent of the 29,641 jobs, higher than the 27,175 jobs created last year and the 25,850 created in 2016.
“One of the thrusts of the national Automotive Policy 2014 is the enhancement of human resource capabilities to meet industry needs,” he told New Straits Times in a report published today.
“The policy also aims to generate opportunities for people to earn an income that is on par with that of a developed country.”
Madani was also reported saying MAI’s aim this year is to have Malaysians replace 23,500 positions currently occupied by foreign workers, in line with the government’s focus on local labour to drive the industry forward.