Sime Darby Plantation is offering employment to Malaysians, especially during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that has impacted job opportunities.
There are various positions available throughout the company’s operations for unemployed locals who are seeking to improve their current situation, or for those looking to build a new life for their families in nurturing communities.
The jobs come with several benefits as well as training, guidance and all the necessary support to equip new recruits with the skills they need to perform their work and build a progressive career in the plantation industry.
“The palm oil industry has been the backbone of the Malaysian economy for decades.
“Over the years, we have provided livelihood for millions of individuals and built communities for them and their families, ” said Sime Darby Plantation Bhd chief operations services officer Adi Wira Abd Razak.
”It is unfortunate that over the years, we have seen a steady decline in interest among Malaysians, especially the younger generation, to take up various job opportunities that are available in this industry.
“Perhaps it is due to the misconception that this is a 3-D industry – dangerous, dirty and difficult.
“The fact of the matter is, today, this is no longer the case, ” he said.
Adi Wira said Sime Darby Plantation has been working to mechanise and digitalise fieldwork to improve work efficiency, productivity and ensure the safety of workers at all times.
”We also offer numerous attractive benefits in providing a conducive working and living environment for both employees and their families.”
This, he said, was part of the company’s commitment to protect and respect the rights of all its employees, regardless of gender, ethnic background and religion.
”In our efforts to shore up the current labour shortage in the industry, we have been actively recruiting locals in the past year, and we hope to see the number of local hires increasing.”
Adi Wira said the future prospects of the industry were bright because palm oil was such an important and valuable ingredient to the world.
”More than 50% of all the products you see on supermarket shelves around the world contain palm oil, and it is not easily replaced by alternatives.
“For this reason, we believe that the palm oil industry will continue to thrive and provide a successful and satisfying long-term career path for those who would like to take up the various job opportunities available in the industry today, ” he added.