|Penang is hiring|
By Himanshu Bhatt, The Sun
May 24, 2010
CM invites highly trained and multi-skilled professionals to fill up 20,000 vacancies available in the state.
George Town: There are about 20,000 job vacancies in Penang, compelling that state government to undertake urgent programmes to lure highly trained and multi-skilled professionals, including Malaysians who has left the country.
Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said yesterday that the state was concerned about the situation and had taken initiatives to form training centres and establishments like the Penang Science Council to help develop necessary talents.
He said it was necessary to develop both, the human resource potential, as well as infrastructure and facilities to make the state attractive for suitable talents to want to migrate to the state and contribute their services.
He was commenting on Penang being voted the eighth most liveable city in Asia, on par with Kuala Lumpur, by ECA International, an expatriate consulting firm.
“A city like Penang will be widely travelled to, if the issues of infectious diseases and cleanliness are placed at the highest priority of the state government.”
Lim said this after officiating the Penang Hepatitis Day at Queensbay Mall.He said the “Cleaner Greener Penang Initiative” launched recently would provide a road map towards restoring the living environment and improving quality of life.