GEORGE TOWN: More than 1,500 jobs offered by local and overseas companies are up for grabs at the myStar Job Fair here.
Among the participating firms are the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer, GlobalFoundries, Hangzhou Hikrobot, which specialises in machine vision and mobile robots, Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre, PE Land, Sports Direct Malaysia, Infinecs Malaysia, and Questra Clinical Research.
The job fair, held at the Setia Spice Convention Centre over the weekend, has attracted thousands of job seekers on the first day.
Some visitors arrived as early as 10.30am to the convention centre, which was also buzzing with a series of talks and job-matching sessions.
GlobalFoundries’ Asia Pacific talent acquisition deputy director Azrina Mansor said the company is recruiting engineers for its Penang hub.
“Many visitors stopped at our booth, eager to find out the jobs available at our Penang hub.
“We are looking for talents with electrical and electronic engineering backgrounds to fill up various vacancies and to support the company’s manufacturing sites in Singapore and the United States, as well as the German production and manufacturing line,” she added.
She said currently, the Penang Hub in Bayan Baru has about 100 workers, mainly engineers and other support staff.
She also said GlobalFoundries, which is the Bronze Sponsor of the fair, is planning to grow in the next few years and needs talents from Penang to assist in its development.
“Besides those with experience in electronic and electrical engineering, we are also considering the fresh graduates,” she said, adding that Penang has a good pool of talent and skilled workers.
Hangzhou Hikrobot (HIKROBOT) from China is also in search of technical staff, mainly engineers, for its office in Penang.
“The candidates must be fluent in English and Mandarin; this is an important criteria,” said its Human Resource manager Joyce Xiao Jiayu.
She said that in addition to academic qualifications, the company also hopes to recruit candidates who are willing to travel within Southeast Asia region.
“Get your resume ready and come to our booth,” she encouraged job seekers.
Loh Guan Lye Specialist Centre human resources executive May Ho said the medical institution here has various clinical and non-clinical positions to be filled.
She said successful candidates get to enjoy medical coverage and hostel accommodation, among other employee benefits.
She said a fully sponsored Diploma in Nursing course would also be offered to those with no experience in the field.
“We provide on-the-job training, and after three years, they will work full time with us,” she said, adding these trainees would be paid a monthly allowance of RM1,200.
Another participant at the fair is the Vocational Training Council from Hong Kong.
The Gold Sponsor of the fair offers an array of vocational and professional training schemes for school leavers from Malaysia.
Frankie Lau Yu Hiu from the council’s Business Lecturer Department said students from Malaysia would get guaranteed job placement offers in the special administration region upon completing their courses.
“As one of the education institutions in Hong Kong, we provide vocational and professional admission schemes so Malaysian students can go to Hong Kong for a two-year higher national diploma course and work there upon their graduation,” he said.
The myStar Job Fair 2023 and the Star Education Fair 2023 are being held side-by-side at the convention centre today from 11am to 7pm.
Admission is free, with an attractive door gift for attendees.
For further details on the Star Education Fair, visit: https://events.thestar.com.my/event/msj2023dec-penang/