An employment portal complete with artificial intelligence (AI) will be introduced for job seekers in Malaysia, especially young people, Bernama reported.

This was announced by Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, after witnessing the signing of a memorandum of understanding between Smart Trends International and Malaysian Resources Corporation in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Syed Saddiq said the portal, which will be known as Skills Passport, will allow for a more simplified and efficient way to match job seekers' criteria with related organisations in the market right away.

Having such a portal that is compatible with the work ecosystem would aid the Malaysian government in solving the problem of youth unemployment in the country, he said, adding that the industry will also win as employers wouldn't have to manually search for young talents.

He explained: "This is because the skills passport will tell the employers about each individual's credibility and marketability as well as whether he or she can be absorbed into the relevant industry market."

Lastly, Syed Saddiq also said the government was committed to "provide more quality and high-impact job opportunities" to address the rate of youth unemployment in Malaysia.

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