Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah (JTK Sabah)

Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah, abbreviated JTK Sabah, is also known as the Department of Labour Sabah in English.

Jabatan Tenega Kerja Sabah (JTK Sabah) is a department under the purview of the Ministry of Human Resource (Malay: Kementerian Sumber Manusia). JTK Sabah is responsible to the Ministry in the administration and enforcement of labour laws in Sabah. It also provides registration and placement of job seekers, career guidance and advisory services.

Established in the 1880s as "The Chinese Protectorate" to meet the demand for the importation of immigrant workers from China into the country. It was later renamed "The Protector of Labour".

On January 1, 1948, it was known as the Department of Labour and Immigration (Malay: Jabatan Buruh dan Imigresen).

In early 1954, the Department was renamed the Department of Labour and Welfare (Malay: Jabatan Buruh dan Kebajikan) until 1968 where labour and welfare functions were separated and the Department of Labour (Malay: Jabatan Buruh) existed on its own.

Effective February 2003, Jabatan Buruh Sabah was again renamed as the Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah (JTK Sabah) and the name remains unchanged as of now.

Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah enforces the following labour laws in Sabah:
  • Labour Ordinance (Sabah Cap. 67)

  • Private Employment Agencies Act 1981 [Act 246]

  • Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 [Act 273]

  • National Wages Consultative Council Act 2011 [Act 732]

  • Employment Information Act 1953 (Revised - 1975) [Act 159]

  • Minimum Retirement Age Act 2012 [Act 753]

  • Anti-Trafficking In Persons and Anti-Smuggling of Migrants Act 2007 [Act 670]

  • Employment (Restriction) Act 1968 (Revised - 1988) [Act 353]

Screenshot of Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah (JTK Sabah) official website

The Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah (JTK Sabah) official website features:
  • Labour Complaint

  • Worker Claims

  • Workmen's Compensation

  • License to Employ No-Resident Employee

  • Permit

  • Statutory Inspection to Places of Employment

  • Employment Service

  • Private Employment Agencies (Agensi Pekerjaan Swasta (APS)) License Application

  • Forms Download

  • FAQ: Maximum Working Hours, Employee's Benefits, Employer's Duty, Working Minimum Age, Notice of Termination of Work, Workmen Compensation Insurance

Address:   Headquarters:

Jabatan Tenaga Kerja Sabah
1st Floor, Block C & D, Bangunan KWSP
Peti Surat 14557
88852 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Divisional Offices:

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Kota Kinabalu
Wisma PERKESO, Tingkat 2
No. 11, Lorong Sempelang
88100 Tanjung Aru, Kota Kinabalu

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Tawau
Tingkat 2, Wisma Persekutuan
91000 Tawau

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Sandakan
Tingkat 4, Wisma Persekutuan
WDT 26
90400 Sandakan

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Kudat
Lot 7 & 8, Jaya Shopping Centre, Off Jalan Datu
Peti Surat 280
89058 Kudat

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Keningau
Lot 18-20, Padasa Commercial Complex
89000 Keningau

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Beaufort
Wisma Persekutuan Tingkat Bawah
Peti Surat 184
89808 Beaufort

Branch Offices:

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Lahad Datu
MDLD 3988, Lot 103, Tingkat Bawah dan 1
Bangunan Lembaga Koko Malaysia
Fajar Centre, Jalan Segama
Peti Surat 60181
91120 Lahad Datu

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Semporna
Lot 4 & 5, Taman Sempaul
91308 Semporna

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Sipitang
Lot B2, Plaza MARA
Peti Surat 309
89857 Sipitang

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Ranau
Tingkat 2, Bangunan Persekutuan
89308 Ranau

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Kota Marudu
Peti Surat 512
Lot 33, Taman W.T.K, Lorong Lotong
89108 Kota Marudu

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Kota Belud
Aras 2, Bangunan Gunasama Persekutuan
Jalan Botong Rosok
89159 Kota Belud

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Kota Kinabatangan
Bangunan SEDCO, Lot E5 & E6
Pekan Baru Kota Kinabatangan
W.D.T 120
90200 Kota Kinabatangan

Pejabat Tenaga Kerja Kunak
MDKNK, Lot 2371 & 2372, Simpang 4
Jalan Kunak Lahad Datu
W.D.T 60
91209 Kunak
Facebook:   https://www.facebook.com/laman.jtksabah
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/JTK_Sabah
Notes:   Available in English and Malay versions.
Website:   jtksbh.mohr.gov.my/

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Guide ID: 1939 - Last Updated: May 8, 2019