Johor businesses face labour shortage as workers lured across Causeway by strong Singdollar

The Singapore dollar hit an all-time high at 3.1665 to the Malaysian ringgit on April 25, 2022. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR
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KUALA LUMPUR - Business has picked up in Johor following the reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore land borders on April 1, but many are feeling the heat of a manpower crunch.

The strong Singapore dollar has lured scores of Johoreans to seek jobs across the Causeway, heightening pressure on the consumer sectors already hit by staff attrition during the pandemic.

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