Economist: Create skilled workers before creating a million jobs

While it is possible to open up one million jobs within five years, it is equally important to create qualified people to fill those positions, an economist says.
Responding to Pakatan Harapan Youth’s pledge yesterday to create the jobs if Harapan captures Putrajaya, Barjoyai Bardai told Malaysiakini that the number works out to about 200,000 jobs a year.
“It is possible to create one million jobs, but we need to improve the skills of the job seekers,” Barjoyai said when contacted.
He said the country was moving towards a “fourth industrial revolution”, where there will be lesser demand for unskilled labour…
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