Over 12,000 people in Johor lost jobs since pandemic hit last year, says HR committee chairman

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  • Thursday, 25 Nov 2021

ISKANDAR PUTERI: More than 12,000 people in Johor have lost their jobs since last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

State investment, entrepreneur development, cooperative and human resource Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Izhar Ahmad said that more than 1,000 employers throughout the state had also ceased operation following the pandemic.

“Based on the Johor Labour Department’s data, a total of 1,001 employers, including factory owners had to stop operating following the pandemic.This includes 739 employers last year and 264 this year,” he said.

“During the same period, a total of 12,231 local workers have also been affected by the pandemic and were laid off. According to statistics, 9,512 workers lost their jobs last year and another 2,719 was laid off this year,” added Izhar.

Izhar said this in his winding-up speech during the state assembly seating at Bangunan Sultan Ismail here on Thursday (Nov 25).

He noted that the state government has allocated some RM5.2mil under Johor Budget 2022 to implement upskilling initiatives for Johoreans.

“The initiatives are expected to be able to benefit some 1,550 individuals,” he said.

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