Skills Job Fair Offers 5,000 Job Opportunities

Last update: 10/08/2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) -- The Skills Job Fair programme that will be held in conjunction with the 2017 Central Zone SkillsMalaysia Carnival at the Centre for Instructor and Advanced Skills Training (CIAST), Section 19, Shah Alam, Selangor, beginning this Saturday, offers 5,000 job opportunities from numerous sectors.

The Human Resource Ministry's Labour Department deputy director-general Paeza Rosdi said 3,607 jobs were on offer to candidates with Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia and below qualifications, 1,378 for diploma and degree-holders and 358 for those with Malaysian Skills Certificates.

"The programme is a platform which gathers around 60 employers from numerous industries including the hospitality, halal, energy, automotive, maritime, oil and gas as well as information technology sector.

"Open interviews will be held throughout the carnival and job seekers are required to be prepared to bring along academic certificates, resumes and to wear appropriate attire," she told Bernama here recently.

According to Paeza, the electrical and electronics industry offered the most jobs, namely, 1,772 posts for various levels of qualification.

The three-day programme is the effort of close collaboration between agencies under the Human Resource Ministry, namely, the Skills Development Department and the Peninsular Malaysia Labour Department.

Meanwhile, in a related development, she said the ministry has always helped jobs eekers to secure suitable jobs through various channels, including JobsMalaysia Centre (JMC) which is available in 15 locations nationwide.

"Every fortnight, JMCs nationwide will hold open job interviews. Apart from the Skills Job Fair programme, JMC willl also organise several career carnivals such as the Train Ride National Career Day and & the 2017 Career Tour for the Southern Zone, Sabah and Sarawak that will be held from Aug 18 to 20," she added.

JMC will also hold a job fair in conjunction with the 1Pesara Conference on Aug 15 and 16, followed by the Job Fair @UTC 3.0 which is expected to be in September.

For further information on career opportunities, those who are interested can surf the official Jobs Malaysia website at or via its official Facebook page at