Government seeks to match young workers with good jobs

The government has intensified its efforts to match the job requirements of the business sector with the skills of the country’s young working people, who make up 20 percent of the population, the Ministry of Information said.

Dr Daw Thida Tin, the deputy director-general of the Department for Information and Public Relations, underscored the need for these young workers to get steady jobs that match their level of education.

“The rules and regulations for conducting business in Myanmar and other connected sectors need to be developed to created job opportunities, especially for the young,” she said during a workshop in Yangon on Sunday to discuss employment opportunities in country.

Naw Pann Thitzar Myo, the Minister for Kayin Ethnic Affairs, saying the workforce in Yangon, which is the country’s business capital, have risen over the past years as the place experienced rapid development and more people from the rural areas flocked to the city to find jobs.

“Young female workers makeup the majority of the workforce in the 29 economic zones in Yangon with 70pc of them working in the textile and garment industry and the other 30pc engaged in industrial work,” she noted.

But U Wai Phyo Han, the Yangon Hluttaw representative from Insein Constituency 2, said as a result of influx of migrant workers from the provinces, there have been difficulties in finding jobs in Yangon.

“There are instances when young people accept jobs they are not interested in due to scarcity of opportunities,” he said. “These are not good for personal development and young people need skills in order to get good jobs.”

U Win Naing from JPE Everest Ltd, a local job agency, said the sectors where most job opportunities abound in the country today are in the fields of sales and marketing, engineering, administration and human resources.

“The type of job that pays well and is accessible depends on the individual’s skill,” he said, adding the need for young people to suit their skills with the market demand.

U Than Soe, CEO and Chief Editor of 7 HR Business Group and Two Four DMA Media Group, said young people can only access the social media where job opportunities are also being advertised.

He said the most advertised jobs in the social media are those related to human resource and administration, sales and marketing, accountants, drivers, and security personnel, food and liquor distribution and construction.

U Than Soe said the young workers should also utilise the social media to share their experiences about their jobs.

“Employees and workers now have the right to speak out against bad jobs and these make employers more aware of keeping regulations,” he said.

Source : Myanmar Times

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