Human Resources

Almost 61.2% of the populations are in the productive age group of between 15 to 64 years.

Basic monthly average wage rates are as follows

  • Skilled Workers RM 2000
  • Semiskilled RM 1200
  • Unskilled RM 700




Employers are required to contribute 12% of their workers salaries Employee’s Provident Fund on a monthly basis. Others benefits for the workers may include transportation and accommodation bonuses. The benefit provided may vary from one company to another. Institution for higher learning and technical schools in the state contribute quality education to its labour force. These institutions are committed in technical training as well as information and communication technology (ICT). These institutions include:

  • University of Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP)
  • University of Technology MARA (UiTM)
  • Polytechnic Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin (PTSS)
  • Industrial Training Institute (ILP)
  • Nation Youth Skills Institute (IKBN)
  • MARA Skills Institute (IKM)
  • Technical School