Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Graduates Predicament

Berita Harian reported 48,100 Malay graduates remained jobless as of the first quarter of the year.
Out of the 387,000 unemployed during this period, almost 4.5% are graduates who failed to find a job after their studies, said Entrepreneur and Co-operative Development Minister Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin.
He said the number of unemployed Malay graduates was much higher compared to non-Malays, who numbered 18,200, and could be attributed to poor skills and expertise.
“The unemployment rate of graduates could be connected to the economic growth rate, as there has been a sudden increase in the number of graduates coming into the workforce who do not possess the necessary skills

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