Work in Klang


If you are looking for a job in Klang, you will not be disappointed. Find out more about this city's promising sectors...

Located in the Selangor region, Klang is one of Malaysia's major cities. Being one of the country's most active port cities, it has been attracting large numbers of foreigners over the years. In fact, the country provides various career prospects due to its developed economy. Hence, you should not have much trouble in finding a job if you are planning to settle in Klang. Make sure, however, to be aware of its labor market's requirements and conditions beforehand.


Klang is above all a port city. In fact, its economy mainly relies on this sector. Klang hosts some 95 shipping companies and agencies, some 300 brokers, 25 container storage centers and 70 freight transport and import-export companies. It also hosts many industries which are involved in different fields, thus providing many jobs, as well as Chinese companies.

Finally, local authorities also encourage the setting up and development of small and medium enterprises so as to further boost the economy.

Labor market

The most sought profiles in Klang are those of highly qualified and skilled engineers and technicians. They are likely to be hired not only by big national and international firms operating in the city but also by small and medium enterprises. Moreover, the Malaysian government recently decided to liberalize the port sector's employment policy so as to make it more open to foreign expertise.

Thus, the recruiting of technicians and researchers is greatly encouraged, especially in Malaysian manufacturing companies. However, in case of promotion within the same company, the expatriate will obtain a new work permit. The same applies to foreigners who are replacing locals.

 Good to know:

Given the collaboration between Klang and China, candidates having a good knowledge of Chinese have greater chances of being hired in this city.

Find a job

During your job search in Klang, consider browsing the companies' business directory. You can visit the major companies' websites and try your luck by sending them spontaneous job applications. Also consider visiting general and specialized job websites, as well as online professional networks and expatriate forums.

Indeed, SMEs often advertise their vacancies on professional social networks. However, these are vigilant regarding eligibility criteria according to Malaysian immigration requirements. If you are already on the spot, you can rely on your contact network, especially if you are looking forward to be hired in the port sector.

 Useful links: – Job offers in Klang
Jobs DB
Port Klang Free Zone
Yalwa - Professional Directory Klang

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