Thursday, November 26, 2009

Construction workers ravailable

Need construction workers? No problem, there are more than 32,000 available for choosing. According to The Star newspaper a force of 12,000 foreign workers and over 10,000 locals registered with the Construction Labour Exchange Centre Bhd (CLAB) can be deployed to any contractor short of manpower.

CLAB chief executive Azlan Mohd Isa said there was no reason for contractors not to make use of them.

He said the 22,000 workers were involved in construction projects throughout the country but were available when their jobs were done.

“We encourage contractors to come to us because it is cheaper to source labour through us than through agents.

“If contractors’ needs do not match our local work pool, we will look to the foreign workforce to fulfil their needs. The aim is to reduce the intake of new foreign workers,” he said.

“Workers registered with us get insurance and compensation benefits and we provide comprehensive welfare to our workers,” Azlan said.