Employers urged to hire local jobseekers through ministry’s portal

KUALA LUMPUR: Employers are urged to hire locals via the MYFutureJobs portal and utilise the PenjanaKerjaya hiring incentive programme.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pic) said MYFutureJobs is the ministry’s national employment services portal which serves both jobseekers and employers.

The portal provides employment options for jobseekers, while employers can seek suitable candidates with the skills that match the job.

“For employers wanting to hire foreign workers, they are encouraged to register at MYFutureJobs, ” he said.

Saravanan also urged employers to take part in the career fairs and weekly open interviews held throughout the nation at all Socso branches.

Saravanan said PenjanaKerjaya is targeted at employers who hire school leavers, graduates, retrenched workers and vulnerable groups including unemployed older workers.

The PenjanaKerjaya hiring incentive programme is being implemented by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) and pays between RM800 and RM1,000 per worker for up to six months.

He said the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) was unveiled in June to reduce unemployment and the priority now is the hiring of local talents and upskilling workers.

Between June 15 and Sept 9, Penjana successfully placed 46,043 jobseekers in employment.

This year, more than 78,800 workers have been laid off from their place of employment, with 38% of them from the professional and managerial categories.

For more information on PenjanaKerjaya and MYFutureJobs, please contact Socso at 03-8091 5300 or email penjanakerjaya@perkeso.gov.my.

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