MELAKA: A total of 10,585 employees in the state were adversely affected by the economic downturn due to Covid-19, says Melaka Chief Minister.
Datuk Seri Sulaiman Md Ali (pic) said about 2,607 lost their jobs permanently since the Covid-19 outbreak started last year.
"There were 6,191 individuals who faced monthly salary deductions, 1,567 were laid-off temporarily while over 200 accepted voluntary separation schemes since 2020," he said on Saturday (April 10).
Sulaiman said the state government is placing a lot of effort to create more job opportunities in the state.
He said the initiatives include outlining new economic corridors and wooing foreign direct investments to the state.
Sulaiman said job carnivals will be also frequently organised to provide opportunities to the locals in securing employment.
He added that a carnival held in Masjid Tanah on Saturday (April 10) had attracted thousands of job-seekers.