PETALING JAYA: Youths looking for jobs have been hard hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and Perikatan Nasional Youth wants to help by making it easier to find employment.
Perikatan Youth chief Khairul Nizam Khirudin said Perikatan Youth had launched the Akar Umbi Pemacu Negara (AkuPN) website to help these youths in their job-hunting journey.
According to him, through the website, users could search for job opportunities under the 'Cari Kerja' segment, while the 'Skil' segment offered opportunities to upskill themselves.
"Businesses are also suffering in the pandemic and AkuPN offers entrepreneurs and small business owners to seek funding under the 'Sapot' segment.
"This funding can be obtained either from the government or the community," Khairul Nizam said in a statement Saturday (May 8).
He said that it is the responsibility of all citizens, especially the youth, to seize any opportunities to drive the country forward.
“AkuPN serves as the facilitator to bridge the relationship between the public and the government.
“We urge everyone, especially the youth, to be a part of the AkuPN community.
“We believe that everyone has a crucial role to play and is responsible for our future, ” Khairul Nizam said.
He added that the public could register for AkuPN at https://akupn.my/
According to the Statistics of Labour Force in Malaysia, released by the Statistics Department, there were 647,400 youths actively looking for jobs in February 2021.