Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Doctorates Amongst Registered in Ministry's Job Portal.

DOCTORATE holders are among those who registered with JobsMalaysia, a government portal to help graduates get jobs.

Wired agency, Bernama quoted Deputy Human Resources Minis-ter Senator Datuk Maznah Mazlan as saying that from the 69,760 job hunters who registered with the portal, 18 held doctorates, 1,165 had Masters degrees, 36,985 were Bachelor degree holders while 31,592 had diplomas.

As of last Friday, she added Universiti Teknologi Mara graduates topped the list from public universities with 12,768 applications.

This was followed by Universiti Utara Malaysia and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia with 4,151 and 2,943 applicants respectively.

The report also noted that the majority majored in business administration, electric, electronics and telecommunications engineering, mechanical and mechatronics engineering, accounts and pure sciences.

“The number of job hunters, however, does not reflect fully on the unemployment rate among the graduates as some are already working but are hoping to get a better job or seeking to switch jobs,” she said.