The Employment and Recruitment of Foreign Workers and Expatriates

In Reference to the statement issued by The Center for Market Education (CME), the Ministry of Human Resources (MOHR) wishes to clarify on the arising concerns in relation to the employment and re-employment of foreign workers and expatriates.

The rationale behind the mandatory condition to announce a vacancy on the MOHR national employment portal, MYFutureJobs, for a period of at least 30 days stems from the Government mandate to facilitate the recruitment of local talent and to ensure local job seekers are given priority for any job opportunity.

Employers are asked to conduct interviews to assess the suitability of local candidates for the position advertised as a pre-requisite in applying for foreign workers or expats. Employers can hold interviews either at the employer’s premises, during the weekly open interview organized by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) in SOCSO offices or at the Department of Manpower (JTK) throughout the country.

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