Unemployed locals in Malaysia will get help in finding a new job through the newest Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) launched yesterday (Jun 22).
Speaking at the launch of HRDF Penjana, Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said that as many as 40,000 jobs will be created for locals who are jobless following the Covid-19 pandemic. The job opportunities will be available in some stages within six months from now.
For a start, 10 organisations were providing 20,000 jobs under this initiative, Saravanan said. He added that these 10 organisations will offer jobs and skills training 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’ (GIG), Bernama reports.
These companies were the National Tech Association of Malaysia (Pikom); Tenaga Nasional Bhd (TNB); the Malaysia Digital Economy (MDEC); Brickfields Asia College; Federation of Malaysian Manufacturer; 7Eleven; AEON; Grab; Kelly; and Care Concierge.
Saravanan said the target group of these initiatives were jobless graduates with diploma or degrees, local workers, SME owners and workers, Malaysians from the B40 group and youths. He said the HRDF had provided RM250 million in matching grant through the HRDF Penjana initiative.
“People who have lost their jobs or graduates who are still unemployed must grab this opportunity to get jobs and improve their skills so that they will remain relevant in the job market,” he said.
Malaysians who are interested to get jobs and undergo skills training through this initiative can register at www.penjanahrdf.com.my.