Opportunities for home-based workers

YAYASAN Kemajuan Sosial Malay-sia has come up with a project to help single mothers, unem-ployed youth, unemployed gra-duates and pensioners work from home.

The T-Center project is a com-munity-based ICT programme aimed at bridging the digital divide among the urban poor and to produce free-lance tele-workers.

The foundation’s resource plan-ning manager S. Sumathi (pic) said businesses could hire home-based workers listed in the T-Centre database.

“Potential teleworkers can register with us to have their information filed in the database. Registration is free.

“The T-Center would match the services and type of work offered with the skills in the database,” she said at a press conference held in Butterworth on Wednesday.

Sumathi added that there were 265 teleworkers and 11 companies registered in its data-base.

“This programme will not only help the single mother and un-employed people to earn some income but it will also also help to boost their self-confidence by obtaining a job,” she said.

Sumathi said the teleworkers are paid from RM20 per day to RM1,000 per month.

She said the project was started a year ago and it was a colla-boration effort with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innova-tion.

Deputy Science, Technology and Innovation Minister Fadillah Yusof will launch the programme on Sunday.

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