More and more employers are now warming up to part time workers and have been offering part time jobs to job seekers instead of full time employment.
According to the Housing and Local Government Minister, Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha, in this time of economic crisis, employers are slightly reluctant to commit offering full time employment to job seekers.
When things get worse, they may have to make the workers redundant, and not without paying the compensation deserved by the affected employees. But by creating part time jobs, both parties are committing into a shorter term or period of engagement, and changes in economic condition will allow the employer to consider adjustment on contract upon the completion of the work.
Apart from part time jobs, employers are now often in the look for job seekers who will be willing to work on contractual term such as 6-month or 1-year contract. These contracts can be through a third party outsourcing company or direct with the employer. Many of these contract jobs are renewable depending on the prevailing economic condition, operational needs as well as the performance of the workers themselves.