Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jobs Opportunities in Iskandar

Are you from Johore or would you like to work there. Well, good news as there would be more than 44,800 vacancies for critical and high-skilled workers in Iskandar Malaysia from now until 2015.

A report from the New Straits Times newspaper noted that employers at the development corridor area had created 193,198 such vacancies through the JobsMalaysia work portal between 2009 until now.

State Human Resources, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee chairman M. Asojan was quoted as saying that  the vacancies were in the manufacturing sector, the services sector and others.

"Based on the statistics, the development of Iskandar Malaysia had created more than 200,000 job opportunities.

"With the opening of Johor Premium Outlets, a shopping outlet selling branded items in Kulaijaya, and the Legoland International theme park in the near future, more than 2,000 job opportunities will be created," he said to a question by Datuk Tee Siew Kiong (BN-Pulai Sebatang).

Asojan also said the state government, through Iskandar Regional Development Authority, had come up with a comprehensive masterplan on the feasibility study of the development of Iskandar Malaysia.

"We have come up with an action plan to gauge the supply and demand of the local community in tandem with its human resources. It involves three main strategies -- human resource and talent development as well as building and preserving human resources."

According to the masterplan, there would be 850,000 work opportunities until 2025.