More than 100 disabled individuals visited a career fair organised by Mydin Hypermarket in Subang Jaya recently.
It was part of an approach by the company to hire more disabled individuals.
Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd (Mydin) human resource director Datin Siti Hawa Mohd said Mydin was committed to empower the disabled community.
“We provide a wide range of job opportunities according to their abilities. Those interested can submit their job applications on the spot at the carnival.
“We have been employing the disabled for a long time and this carnival is one of the ways to tell the public and other organisations that Mydin is open to hire such individuals.
“The disabled can contribute to our country’s development if given a chance.
“Prior to this carnival, we had similar programmes at other Mydin outlets.
“Feedback has been encouraging as five disabled persons were hired at Mydin Meru Hypermarket in Klang,” she said.
Siti Hawa added that recently Mydin participated in a programme on employment opportunities for the disabled organised by the Social Welfare Department and Japan Interna-tional Cooperation Agency.
“We have learnt a lot from the programme. The company is also planning to hire more job coaches to train our disabled employees in all our outlets,” she said.