Investigation of Labour Force into Employment of Malaysian in the Construction Industry



Tan, Yen Leng (2020) Investigation of Labour Force into Employment of Malaysian in the Construction Industry. Final Year Project (Bachelor), Tunku Abdul Rahman University College.

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Malaysian construction industry plays a vital role in generating and stimulating wealth to the economy of the nation as well as the development of social and economic buildings and infrastructures. However, the issue of less participation of local labour considered a very common in the construction industry. This is also the reason of the construction industry been monopolised by foreign labour. Therefore, this research aims to investigate the factors of hindering the participation of local labour. Other than the factors, the intention of this research was to identify the strategies to encourage participation of local labour in the construction industry. This study focuses only on the opinions of construction players in Kuala Lumpur area. The opinions of related respondents were obtained from questionnaire surveys in order to provide a clearer picture of the current situation of labour force into employment of Malaysian in construction industry. The data obtained presented that the factors of less participation of Malaysian in construction industry was employers more preference on hiring foreign labour in order to save labour cost as its low hiring cost than local labour. Additionally, Malaysian great preference on other than construction job as construction defined as a labour intensive industry. Plus, they generally holding higher education level therefore it lessens the interest level on taking construction job. For the solution, the general opinion of the respondents that all strategies were viable, however in the stronger agreements were required Government in motivating the local labour by increasing the minimum wage system. Furthermore, construction safety was given top priority as the massive number of accidents has stopped the local labours’ step into construction industry. In brief, this paper is useful to investigate the labour force into employment of Malaysian in construction industry as well as the approaches to motivate Malaysian to involve in the construction industry.

Item Type: Final Year Project
Subjects: Technology > Building construction
Social Sciences > Commerce > Personnel management. Employment management
Technology > Building construction > Quantity surveying
Faculties: Faculty of Built Environment > Bachelor of Quantity Surveying (Honours)
Depositing User: Library Staff
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2020 06:26
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2020 06:26