There are currently almost 1.6 million job vacancies available at the Malaysia very own electronic job matchmaker, Electronic Labor Exchange or ELX. According to the statistics released to The Star newspaper on 26 June 2007, ELX has recorded 297,173 registered job seekers and 66,423 registered employers.
According to the Director, Labour Department Employment Division, Ahmad Mudi Onn Nor, to date Electronic Labour Exchange has successfully provide jobs for 40,915 job seekers. At the moment, the website is receiving an average of 4000 visitors per day.
The ELX also has stepped up the effort to add more convenience to the job seekers by setting up booths, stations or kiosks at the main shopping complexes to faciliate job seekers registration. Currently, there are 3 stations located at Bukit Bintang Plaza in KL, Kota Kinabalu and Kuching.
Another 7 stations are already scheduled to be placed around the nation by the end of this year. The system utilizes the so-called Job Clearing System or JCS that matches a candidate’s skills, education and background to the available job openings. Once a matching is made, the candidate will be contacted for interview.
Electronic Labour Exchange was established in 2004 in line with e-Government initiatives and is aimed to improve the mobilization of the nation’s human resources. It also aims to encourage more local placements and reduce the number of foreign workers’ hiring. Additionally, the employers also have the option to conduct the interviews in any of the 38 offices set up by ELX nationwide.
If you’re already using the ELX services and would like to feedback their service, there’s a facility that allows you to cast your vote on the poll in their website. I think this will be useful for the Labour Department to make the necessary improvements based on their user’s feedback. ELX also organizes career fairs nationwide (Karnival Pekerjaan) and you can get the schedule from one of the postings at the end of this article.