Bandar Sunway: an industrial cluster fuelling demand for skilled talent


In late 2015, recruiting experts Hays responded to a flourishing local recruitment market by opening a second office in Sunway, which has proved to be a fruitful move due to increasing levels of business activity in the area.

Tom Osborne, Regional Director of Hays in Malaysia says, "The opening of our second office in Sunway enabled us to position ourselves closer to our candidates and clients in Petaling Jaya, Subang Jaya, Sunway, Shah Alam and Puchong. This location has fast-become a hub for the manufacturing, FMCG and life sciences industries.”

The manufacturing sector has benefited from the currency depreciation as many companies are relocating from high-cost markets to Malaysia. These companies are choosing locations outside of Kuala Lumpur to establish their operations, which is fuelling demand for skilled talent.

Solid demand for talent in manufacturing and operations is being driven by the expansion of existing plants and the establishment of new facilities outside the KL area. Demand for skilled management level candidates in food processing and medical devices is growing extremely fast.

In the life sciences arena, regulatory affairs professionals with a pharmacy background are sought after as are product and marketing managers at the senior level with solid experience.

Safety health & environment managers are also increasingly sought after to ensure safety of work facilities and plants.

In response to growing employer demand, Hays’ second office in Sunway was established to house a team of consultants, recruiting for jobs across manufacturing & operations, supply chain, logistics and life sciences. These were new areas of focus for Hays and feature alongside Hays’ established HR, accountancy & finance and sales & marketing teams. The second office also houses a regional sourcing centre for large regional contracts and Recruitment Process Outsourcing business.

Tom adds, “With two offices in KLCC and Sunway, Hays is poised to accommodate the increasing needs of Malaysia’s recruitment market and employers alike. It gives us the ability to increase our scale and accommodate our plans to grow headcount and attract quality recruiting experts to work at Hays. The expansion also demonstrates a commitment to the local jobs market and a belief in its ongoing strength.”

For jobseekers, our second office allows us to meet with more candidates about job opportunities, as well as share useful advice and market knowledge. Our expert consultants are available to support and manage job searches, give objective advice on how to achieve career aspirations in the short, medium and long term, and provide invaluable CV and interview tips.

Hays Sunway is located at Suite 20-02A, Level 20, The Pinnacle, Persiaran Lagoon, Bandar Sunway, Subang Jaya, Selangor, 47500. Phone +60 3 7611 8600 or email

Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people.

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For further information please contact Kerryn Celine, Senior Marketing Executive - South East Asia at Hays, on +61 2 8226 9844 or


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