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Sarawak expects creation of 145,000 high-income jobs by 2030

Sarawak expects creation of 145,000 high-income jobs by 2030

23 Jun 2023

Sarawak is projected to generate around 145,000 new high-income jobs between 2021 and 2030, driven by changes in economic growth and the implementation of the Sarawak Digital Economy Strategy 2030 (PCDS 2030).

Deputy Premier Datuk Amar Awang Tengah Ali Hasan highlighted the state’s commitment to becoming a high-income region, emphasising the opportunities presented by emerging sectors such as the Digital Economy, Hydrogen, Blue Economy, and Green Economy.

“It is an opportunity for graduates in Sarawak to get jobs that will drive economic growth in the state through new economic fields.

“Hence, I encourage all graduates to continue equipping themselves with the skills and knowledge needed to compete in the job market,” said Awang Tengah, his text of speech read by Fazzrudin Abdul Rahman, the chief political secretary to the Premier of Sarawak.

Speaking at the closing ceremony of the Talent Recruitment and Career Exhibition (TRACE) 2023 at Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (Unimas) on Thursday (June 22), he stressed the importance of a flexible and adaptable workforce that could keep pace with technological advancements and meet Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) requirements.

“I believe that better cooperation and partnership between universities and industry players can ensure that young Sarawakians are fully equipped with skills and knowledge to enter the job market

“This will also continue to help Sarawak develop through the collaborations with the private sector where they also play an important role as a development agent,” he said.

He expressed confidence in TRACE 2023 as a platform to enhance the marketability of Sarawak’s graduates.

At the same event, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between Unimas and the Securities Industry Development Corporation (SIDC).

Unimas was represented by vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Dr Mohammad Kadim Suaidi, deputy vice-chancellor (research and innovation) Prof Dr Wan Hashim Wan Ibrahim and Faculty of Economics and Business dean Prof Dr Rossazana Ab Rahim while SIDC was represented by chief executive officer Tengku Zarina Tengku Chik.

Source: New Sarawak Tribune