Penjana Kerjaya scheme gives employers, SMEs a boost when hiring workers, says Socso


  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 07 Apr 2021

PETALING JAYA: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) has entered into a strategic partnership with the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) and the SME Association of Malaysia (SME Malaysia) to assist employers who are looking for workers.

Socso CEO Datuk Seri Mohammed Azman Aziz said through the partnership, employers from the two organisations can take advantage of recruitment incentives and training programmes under the Penjana Kerjaya scheme when they employ new workers.

Socso manages incentives under the scheme, where subsidies of RM36,000 are given for the intake of workers for a maximum of six months.

Azman said every newly hired employee is eligible to follow a training programme under Penjana Kerjaya, with RM7,000 borne by Socso.

The employees are also eligible to receive a mobility assistance payment of RM500 or RM1000, added Azman.

“This incentive package aims to help employers to get skilled employees for their operations and in turn assist their business expansion.

“At the same time, these incentives are expected to open up more employment opportunities for local workers and contribute to a lower unemployment rate, ” he said in a statement.

Azman said to encourage the maximum use of these incentives among employers, Socso is organising the MYFutureJobs Career Carnival on today (April 7) and Thursday (April 8) with the participation of 64 FMM and SME members

The event at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 9am to 4pm will provide more than 3,000 job opportunities, with Socso providing career counselling and guidance using the national employment platform, MYFutureJobs.

As there will be strict observance of SOP at the event, those interested to attend should preregister at https://careerfair.perkeso.gov.my/.

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