Job openings at fingertips

Chow (in jacket) launching the two portals at Komtar. With him is Goche Corporation Sdn Bhd director Eugene Goh, one of the co-creators of the portals.

TWO new job portals are now available to help manufacturing operators and technicians find jobs in Penang.

There are job listings from other states too on the two new portals.

Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said there were 5,485 job vacancies in the state as of June 30, based on a report by Jobs Malaysia Centre.

“There are now two new digital platforms to help provide thousands of people with more job opportunities, ” he said when launching the portals in Komtar, George Town recently.

“These two new portals are specific to these two categories of work.

“Amid this Covid-19 crisis, Penangites need all the help that they can get when it comes to seeking employment to make ends meet.

“With the help of these new portals, jobseekers can build their resumes and apply for technical and manufacturing roles at the click of a button or a tap on their phone.

“We will not stop here. Even as we speak, more of these industry-focused job portals and apps are being born to cater to the major workforce markets across Penang and the whole country, ” added Chow.

The portals are for manufacturing operators and for technicians.

Chow also said that a total of 9,891 people lost their jobs in Penang between Jan 1 and Nov 13 this year.

Quoting the figure from the Human Resources Ministry, Chow said the state has its Penang Career Assistance and Talent Centre as a point of contact for jobseekers and employers.

“In June, Penang Youth Development Corporation set up its career search portal to help people, especially youths, find jobs, ” he said.

Chow said Penang saw an inflow of RM8.42bil in approved foreign direct investments for the first half of this year.

He added that this would generate 6,791 new jobs in the state.

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