KUALA LUMPUR: More than 24,000 job opportunities are being offered at the three-day Karnival Kerjaya Keluarga Malaysia which began yesterday at the KL Convention Centre.
The career fair organised by the Human Resources Ministry through its agency Social Security Organisation (PERKESO) is held in conjunction with the 100-Day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia showcase at the same venue.
PERKESO Chief Executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said that more than 75 established companies from various industries locally and globally – including big names such as ExxonMobil, Prasarana, KPMG and UOA Group – are hiring at the job fair.
“Our aim is to ensure job seekers find employment to rebuild their lives and finances in this pandemic. PERKESO also helps job seekers to develop their resumé and prepare them for job interviews,” said Mohammed Azman.
“We are grateful to the Human Resources Ministry for continuously placing the nation-building agenda at the forefront.”
Mohammed Azman said that in this job carnival, PERKESO worked closely with the Department of Labour, Department of Skills Development, TalentCorp, National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and the Human Resource Development Corporation.
“We hope to continue working together with them in the future to ensure more Malaysians will be back in the workforce,” he said, adding that PERKESO will organise more job fairs next year.
He added that PERKESO supports the government’s aspiration to achieve 600,000 job placements under the hiring incentives and initiatives outlined in Budget 2022.
PERKESO received a RM2bil allocation from the government to implement job placement initiatives over 12 months, and is targeting 300,000 job seekers nationwide.
At the 100-Day Aspirasi Keluarga Malaysia showcase today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob will be launching PERKESO’s initiative to set up 61 MYFutureJobs centres. Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan will be in attendance.
Financial analyst Muhd Ammarhaziq Md Isa, 25, sought job openings at the career fair as he anticipated that his company would conduct a retrenchment exercise early next year.
“I believe I can find a new job as I have three years’ experience as a financial analyst,” said Muhd Ammarhaziq who holds a degree in international finance from Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
Muhd Ammarhaziq also registered as a job seeker on MYFutureJobs so that he can be job-matched on the website.
Umesh Kannah, 46, said he was retrenched as technical support manager in July last year due.
“I registered on MYFutureJobs in September last year, and received an allowance of between RM1,100 and RM3,000 from PERKESO for nine months while I looked for employment.
“At this job fair, I have seen seven to eight hiring teams,” said Umesh, a mechanical engineering graduate from Universiti Teknologi Malaysia who has 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and waste management.
Nina Azzlin Mohd Yusof, 25, who has accounting professional certification by Intec Education College, left her job as an audit assistant last month.
“I am here to explore new openings, and I am confident of landing a job with all these agencies here. PERKESO’s counselling and briefing sessions on job market requirements were helpful in my decision-making,” she said.
Job seekers who wish to attend the fair can pre-register at www.myfutrejobs.gov.my/careerfair or call the PERKESO registration hotline (019-250 3565/ 019-607 9532/ 019-607 8905).