Saravanan: 40,000 jobs available through HRDF Penjana initiative

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  • Monday, 22 Jun 2020

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): As many as 40,000 jobs will be created for locals who are jobless following the Covid-19 pandemic through the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) launched on Monday (June 22).

"The job opportunities will be opened up in stages within six months from now,” said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pic).

For a start, Saravanan said under this initiative, 10 organisations were providing 20,000 jobs.

These were the National Tech Association of Malaysia (Pikom); Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB); the Malaysia Digital Economy (MDEC); Brickfields Asia College; Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer; 7Eleven; AEON; Grab; Kelly; and Care Concierge.

Speaking at the launch of the HRDF Penjana initiative here, Saravanan said these 10 organisations will offer jobs and skills training through five strategic initiatives provided by the HRDF.

These initiatives were placement and training; skills enhancement and new skills training; small and medium-scale industries development (SME), B40 development, and "gerak insan gemilang" (GIG).

Saravanan said the target group of these initiatives were jobless graduates with diploma or degrees, local workers, SME owners and workers, Malaysians from the B40 group and youths.

He said that HRDF had provided RM250mil in matching grants through the HRDF Penjana initiative.

"People who have lost their jobs or graduates who are still unemployed must grab this opportunity to get jobs and improve their skills so that they will remain relevant in the job market,” he said.

Malaysians who are interested to get jobs and undergo skills training through this initiative can register at from Monday. - Bernama

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