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Malaysian retail sector sees 173% surge in hiring activity

It was mainly attributed to the industry's adoption of sustainable practices and the booming e-commerce market.

The hiring activity within Malaysia's retail sector showed a robust YoY increase of 173% as of March 2024, according to foundit's Malaysia Hiring Trends Report.

This surge is largely attributed to the industry's adoption of sustainable practices and the booming e-commerce market, driven by consumer preference for online shopping and a revival in tourism-related activities.

“The job seekers community of Malaysia have also shown an affinity towards choosing job roles that align with social and environmental values,” said Sekhar Garisa, CEO of foundit.
“The retail sector also witnessed substantial growth in hiring for green job role particularly looking for individuals with specialised, high-demand skill sets,” he added.

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Meanwhile, e-recruitment in Malaysia has also experienced a 8% growth over the past year. 

The latest tracking index indicates a steady rise, with a 5% increase recorded in the last six months. 

Additionally, March 2024's index hit 84, up from 78 in March 2023, with a marginal MoM increase from February's index of 83.

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