Engineers Still in Demand, But Take Pay Cuts

Engineers are still in demand in Malaysia, but their incomes may have shrunk as result of the economic crisis and slump in the electronics industry in the last year and half.

A recent survey by the Institution of Engineers Malaysia indicated that average salaries dipped by between 6 and 20% since the crisis began.

About half of the 1,250 survey respondents said they were affected through cuts in salaries, bonuses, increments and benefits, while 3% said they were unemployed as a result of the crisis.

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