Electronics manufacturer Flextronics International Ltd will increase its Malaysian presence by 7,000 staff with new operations in Penang and Johor, according to Business Times. The company, which already has nine locations in Malaysia (five of which are in Penang), wants to add new admin support staff as well as technical and engineering talent to make everything from printers and cameras to solar photovoltaic cells.

A new Flextronics Global Services (FGS) facility in Senai, Johor, will begin operating in April and will provide asset and recovery services, repairing components for numerous high technology products. Flextronics said it chose the location due to its proximity to the Iskandar Malaysia development region, three sea ports and international airport. The area also boasts a well educated and multi-lingual workforce.

source & article: Business Times