Job seekers must tough it out

Opportunities to grab: Locals working at a recently reopened wet market. Such markets are hiring more locals and workers can earn up to RM3,600 a month on overtime and tips. ­— AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star

PETALING JAYA: Chin Jie Xun used to hold three jobs but found himself without income during the movement control order (MCO) period. The 34-year-old personal fitness trainer and kickboxing coach who was also helping his family run a learning centre for children could not carry out any of his tasks, and decided to take up his gym partner’s offer of work at a wet market.

“I started working here a month ago, I wanted to supplement my income, ” he said, adding that he had also wanted to help out his friend.

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