Sunday, July 19, 2009

PIES 20 - 24 July 2009:1,295 lose jobs in Malacca

Some 1,295 workers from five factories were laid off recently while several other factories were cutting down on production instead of laying off workers. However, all is not lost as some have been offered jobs at other factories here.
A RM2.3bil investment in Alor Gajah to manufacture solar panels is anticipated to create jobs. Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Ali Rustam said the retrenched were in several companies in the manufacturing and electronic sectors that had relocated operations or were undergoing takeovers.
He said that new businesses were creating job opportunities and attributed this to the state’s booming tourism industry. Those retrenched were paid compensation, he added. Meanwhile, Mohd Ali said the RM52mil MITC Fashion City would be the state’s new textile, home appliances and home deco hub. He said the complex had 173 two-storey shoplots taken up by businesses expected to start by early March.

1. recently
2. factories
3. production
4. offered
5. manufacture
6. companies
7. electronic
8. takeovers
9. businesses
10. opportunities
11. tourism
12. compensation
13. appliances
14. hub
15. expected

1. anticipated
2. relocated
3. attribured
4. booming
5. retrenched

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