The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the whole Movement Control Order (MCO) have hit some of us pretty hard, as small businesses were forced to close down, leaving a lot of Malaysians unemployed.
If you're one of those who lost your job due to the pandemic, don't worry; help is on the way.
Skills training included
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan told Bernama
that the government is working on a new initiative that would help unemployed Malaysians get new jobs and learn new skills.
Called the Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana), Saravanan said as many as 40,000 jobs
will be created for locals.
The job opportunities will be opened up in stages within six months from now, Saravanan was quoted as saying.
Through the initiative, several local organisations will be providing jobs and skill trainings for unemployed Malaysians. These organisations are:
- Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB)
- Malaysia Digital Economy (MDEC)
- National Tech Association of Malaysia (Pikom)
- Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer
- Brickfields Asia College
- Care Concierge
Five phases of implementation
Saravanan told Bernama
that the jobs and skills training will be offered by the organisations through five strategic initiatives provided by the HRDF.
These initiatives were placement and training; skills enhancement and new skills training; small and medium-scale industries development (SME), B40 development, and ‘gerak insan gemilang
He added that the initiatives are targetting jobless graduates with diploma or degrees, local workers, SME owners and workers, Malaysians from the B40 group and youths.
If you think you fit the bill, you can register your details at the HRDF website