KUALA LUMPUR: Nestle (M) Bhd has announced its commitment to provide job opportunities to 500 youths by 2021, including those from B40 communities, as part of its efforts to support vulnerable communities during the Covid-19 pandemic.
This is in line with the group’s global ambition to help 10 million youths gain access to economic opportunities by 2030, it said in a statement. “Youth unemployment is a global issue which has been further compounded due to the impact of Covid-19.
“In Malaysia, youth unemployment rate is increasing, and recent reports indicate that workers under the age of 30 account for up to one-third of job losses in 2020, ” said Nestle.
As such, the food and beverage giant aimed to enhance youth employability through its Management Trainee, Internship and Apprenticeship programmes, as well as recruitment via direct hire opportunities, said chief executive officer Juan Aranols.
“Through these programmes, Nestlé strives to help shape a more sustainable future for Malaysian youths and contribute towards building the next generation of talent for the nation, ” he said.
Nestle would also continue to provide practical experience through “readiness for work” events and explore more opportunities by collaborating with like-minded external partners and companies, added Aranols. — Bernama
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