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Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – The Malaysia Automotive Institute (MAI) has forecast that the automotive industry will create nearly 30,000 new jobs this year. 

The New Straits Times quoted MAI CEO Madani Sahari as saying that the target is higher than 27,175 created in 2017 and 25,850 recorded in 2016.

According to Madani, about 31 percent of new jobs will be for highly-skilled workers and beneficiaries will be domestic workers, which is in line with the government’s policy of creating jobs and raising income for Malaysian people.

The MAI aims to replace 23,500 foreign workers this year, thus helping the industry less depend on foreign labour, he said.-VNA