Employers can now apply for hiring incentives under the Employment Recruitment Incentives Programme (PenjanaKerjaya) managed by Social Security Organisation (Socso).
Announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin under the National Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana), the incentive program offers financial incentives of between RM600 and RM1,000 to employers for each employee or apprentice employed for up to six months.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan said the profile registration for employers and jobseekers under PenjanaKerjaya had started on June 15. “Employers with job vacancies are urged to use the platform provided to obtain incentives for hiring local workers,” he said.
The MYFutureJobs portal reported a daily average of 3,088 new registrations for job seekers and 2,692 job vacancies posted from June 15 to June 30,
“This brings the cumulative total to 113,300 job seekers and nearly 95,400 active job vacancies recorded by MYFutureJobs,” he said, adding that the government’s initiative was intended at boosting job opportunities and reducing unemployment.
According to him, the incentives cover financial assistance for employers who employe school leavers, graduates, the unemployed, retired workers, and apprentices. Under the MYApprentice scheme, he said employers were eligible to an incentive of RM600 per apprentice hired.
Under the HireMalaysia scheme, businesses hiring unemployed workers under the age of 40 will get an incentive of RM800 per worker, while those who hired employees between the ages of 40 and 60 or among the disabled would receive RM1,000 per worker.
Saravanan said employers would also benefit even more by hiring workers under the PenjanaKerjaya programme as these workers could be sent for skills training and development.
He said that among the courses provided were Industrial Revolution 4.0, cloud computing, cybersecurity, machine learning, logistics, manufacturing, construction, hospitality, and sales and marketing.
Job seekers who have to relocate in order to accept a job offer under PenjanaKerjaya would be given mobility assistance of between RM600 and RM1,000, he added.
You can visit PenjanaKerjaya website at https://penjanakerjaya.perkeso.gov.my/index.php. Those who need assistance or have any inquiries may visit any of Socso’s 54 offices nationwide or call 1-300-22-8000 or 03-8091 5300.
Source: Malay Mail
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