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CLAB Ready to Manage the Entry of Foreign Construction Workers, Reduce Oversupply Issue

By March 25, 2024No Comments
Clab Ready to Manage the Entry of Foreign Construction Workers, Reduce Oversupply Issue

The Construction Labour Exchange Centre Berhad (CLAB) is ready to fully manage the recruitment of foreign construction workers in Malaysia to reduce the problem of worker surplus in the construction industry.

“Besides worker recruitment, CLAB also manages the transfer of workers from employers who no longer need them to those who do. CLAB is also involved in the regularisation program for Illegal Foreign Workers in the country under the Re-calibration Program. CLAB, which is a subsidiary of the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), is ready to play its role in the entry and exchange of foreign workers and ensure that these workers comply with all relevant laws and regulations,” said Datuk Seri Ahmad Maslan, Deputy Minister of Works during a press conference in conjunction with CLAB’s 20th Anniversary on March 4, 2024.

CLAB is also exploring several partnerships to provide CLQ (Centralised Labour Quarters) located in Kuala Lumpur, Selangor, Johor, Penang, and Negeri Sembilan.

“To ensure that the provided construction workers are capable of performing tasks as required by employers, CLAB also conducts interviews and physical tests on foreign construction workers, including lifting weights, cutting wood, and other fitness tests,” said CLAB Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Abdul Rafik Bin Abdul Rajis.

He mentioned that CLAB also introduced the E-biodata application to help contractors select foreign workers who meet the required criteria, such as complete individual information and work experience details.

Other programmes CLAB provides include the Expatriate Program, Apprenticeship Program in collaboration with the Malaysian Construction Academy (ABM), and a free job search platform for the construction industry,


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