Retailer creates 1,200 new jobs


  • Nation
  • Thursday, 29 Jan 2009

KUALA LUMPUR: At a time when companies are shutting down and retrenching workers, Mydin Muhamed Holdings Bhd is hiring.

Mydin is actively looking for 1,200 workers for its new hypermarkets in Malacca and Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, which are due to open in April and June.

It is in the mood for expansion because it believes that during an economic downturn, people will tend to shop at cheaper retail outlets.

“We are creating employment, which will help the economy during these trying times,” said managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin.

The Government should help the retail sector to open more outlets by getting banks to extend more financing, he added.

Mydin has no intention of letting go staff, including its foreign workers as it believes it can ride out the economic crisis. It currently has 5,000 workers, 20% of whom are foreigners.

“We should not just throw away our workers when we are facing trying times because they have families, too. Doing that would be very unethical,” Ameer said.

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