The Malaysian government will be launching Skills Passport: a recruitment portal complete with machine learning technology targeted at young job-seekers in the country. The news was announced by the Malaysian Youth Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman.

Skills Passport has been developed to simplify and streamline the recruitment process, facilitating an immediate match between the criteria of job-seekers and the relevant organizations in the market.

The site gives employers a clear overview of candidates touching on elements like their credibility, marketability and the potential of him or her joining the related industry market. This eliminates the time-consuming process in which employers manually source for young talents and screen through applications.

Syed Saddiq explained that the Malaysian government hopes the site, which is compatible with the work ecosystem, will offer more opportunities to address the country’s high youth unemployment rate — which was three times higher than the 10.8 percent national unemployment rate recorded in 2017.

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