Dynamic, Future-Ready Talent

Leading Malaysia's journey


Malaysia is en route to becoming a high-income nation and leading its journey is Greater Kuala Lumpur. Greater KL is attracting next-generation digital industries such as e-digital platforms, Internet of Things, robotics, advanced medical technologies, and high-value global business services, EY highlighted in its recent KL Calling 2020 report.

In fact, the digital economy is becoming a pivotal economic force for Malaysia; in 2018, it contributed 18.5% to the overall economy, and this number is steadily growing. 

According to the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), Malaysia will have 1.2 million jobs requiring digital skills in 2025 and the number is expected to increase to three million by 2030.

Diverse talent and skillsets

According to EY, Greater KL has a strong pipeline of skilled young talent, with over 330,000 enrolled tertiary students from over 240 institutions of higher learning. The global consulting firm also noted that over 40% of Malaysian’s are below the age of 25. The talent pool in Malaysia is also highly literate, tertiary educated, and are multilingual, resulting in a diverse and future-ready talent pool. In fact, in the Global Competitiveness Report 2019 by the World Economic Forum, Malaysia ranked 6th out of 141 countries in terms of its pay-to-productivity ratio.

At InvestKL, we have introduced Fit4Work, a programme that aims to increase the quality and competitiveness of young Malaysian graduates, with potential job placements with MNCs, GLCs, and large companies within the services industry.

" With a diverse talent pool, we are able to tap into this valuable asset to further expand our services in Malaysia, a regional hub for business growth and development in Southeast Asia."


Walter Hiew, Feilo Sylvania regional general manager for Southeast Asia (2019)

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