Ministry holds job carnival for B40 youth


Khalid sharing a few tips with one of the job seekers during the carnival in PPR Pekan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur.

TOUGH competition coupled with economic uncertainty are proving to be a challenge for job seekers out there.

Recognising this fact, the Federal Territories Ministry, through the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL), worked with Jobs Malaysia and several corporate companies to organise a job carnival.

The event, held in People’s Housing Projects (PPR) Pekan Kepong, Kuala Lumpur, saw residents and locals visiting booths set up for job seekers to submit job applications.

Federal Territories Minister, Khalid Abdul Samad who launched the event, said the carnival aimed to bring together employers and job seekers, especially the B40 youth.

“The youths are the ones who will helm the responsibility to develop our country in the future.

“It is important that they are economically empowered. We can help them by providing employment opportunities, ” he said.

Khalid urged job seekers to participate in the future, adding that more of such carnivals would be held in other PPR neighbourhoods soon.

“We target to provide 1,000 job vacancies in each carnival.

“By attending this event, they will be able to see the job vacancies available and submit their applications, ” he said.

Khalid added that the job carnival was held in a PPR neighbourhood to attract B40 youths to come down and look for a suitable job.

“There are residents who are unable to pay up their monthly rent due to being jobless, ” he said.

PPR residents are required to pay monthly rent of RM124.

“Hopefully, through this carnival, they will be able to secure employment and service their rent, ” he said.

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