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Grads lacking English skills have trouble landing 'limited' jobs - MEF

Alyaa Alhadjri  |  Published:  |  Modified:

Fresh graduates who are lacking in English communication skills would face difficulties due to the limited job opportunities at present, the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said today.

MEF executive director Shamsuddin Bardan told Malaysiakini that most of the currently available jobs are in the field of marketing, which would require a certain level of English proficiency.

“There are jobs but most would need communication skills. If the graduates are not proficient in English, they would find it difficult to get the jobs,” he said when asked for comments on Harapan chairperson Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s reported remarks that it was “shameful” for unemployed graduates to resort to selling nasi lemak.

“It is quite difficult for graduates to find jobs now and that’s how we see them doing jobs which do not commensurate with their qualifications,” he said...

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