Sunday, October 9, 2016

More Unemployed Graduates

More young Malaysians are now unemployed as the number of graduates is growing faster than the creation of high-skilled jobs in Malaysia, a Penang Institute report has revealed.
In sharing the findings, Penang Institute’s Dr Ong Kian Ming said many Malaysian graduates are also underemployed largely because there are insufficient new jobs matching their qualifications.
“The percentage of high skilled jobs actually decreased, so what they are forced to do is they have to go down the economic ladder, go and find jobs that are in the middle scale and sometimes even the lower scale,” the general manager of the think-tank’s KL office explained.
“And some of them actually apply for the entry-level positions in the civil service even though they are way overqualified,” he added, referring to jobs that do not require tertiary qualification.
Ong noted that the unemployment rate among those with a tertiary education stood at 3.8 percent in 2015, against the overall unemployment rate of 3.19 percent the same year.
The country is getting sicker and sicker by the day!
On Saturday morning, I am happy to report that the “Emceeing with K Loghandran” workshop was an overwhelming success. 
All 110 tickets were sold out. The attendees were Toastmasters (who came from 29 different Toastmasters clubs) and 25 non-Toastmasters.

And yes, the audience had immensely enjoyed the 3-hour session. Kindly check out the photos of the said event:

Also, Benny Chia, the Immediate Past Division P Director took the opportunity to hand out three awards:

Ong Mei Lin was recognized as the 2015-16 Division P Toastmaster of the Year and Ismail Omar and Victor Ong were the joint Area Directors of the Year.
Thanks to Immediate Past District 51 Director Sue Ding for the District-sponsored awards.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Another thing to worry about is undergraduates who actually manage to get a job are somehow underpaid, like how my ex colleagues were experiencing during my internship last year. The management actually claimed that the experience we, as undergraduates, would obtain ARE 'part' of our salary. Like, what benefits we would gain out of that 'experience' that they claim to be so expensive, if we don't have enough money to even feed ourselves to survive?

As a degree student who will be graduating in 2 years time, it actually scares me to think if I'm able to survive on my own with my first job... knowing how 'well' I'll be paid when I actually manage to find one, as well as how high the cost of living is nowadays. On top of that, it worries me even more to think how am I going support my family with that kind of salary...