01 August 2008

5,000 job openings for MOs in civil service

The Star

PUTRAJAYA: Medical officers top the list of vacancies in the civil service with more than 5,000 posts to be filled.

Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Tan Sri Bernard Dompok said there were also 2,000 vacancies for administrative officers.

“The highest vacancies are for medical officers and administrative officers, recording 5,189 and 2,000 respectively,” he told reporters at the Public Service Commission yesterday.

Among other vacancies are those for Anti-Drug Agency officers (1,552) and pharmacists (1,341).

Dompok also said more non-bumiputras had applied for jobs this year compared with last year, with the number of applicants for the first six months of this year already exceeding the total last year.

The number of Chinese who applied for jobs from January to June this year was 12,111 compared to last year's 12,875, he added.

He said 17,798 Indians had applied in the last six months compared with 18,553 last year, while applications from other races exceeded last year's total figure of 98,148 with 101,085.

The total number of applicants last year was 760,840, while for the first six months of this year the figure was 797,973.

Dompok said more publicity was needed to get more Malaysians to apply for government jobs because there were still 15,887 vacancies to be filled.

He said the commission planned to provide jobs to 45,000 people this year compared with last year's 38,569, adding that 25,277 job placements had been done over the last six months.

Interviews are held every Tuesday in Putrajaya, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu to fill the vacancies for medical officers, pharmacists and dental officers, Dompok said.

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