Firms in Malaysia encouraged to hire persons with disabilities
Large firms in Malaysia are encouraged to provide more job opportunities to persons with disabilities (PwDs), said Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan.
The Ministry of Human Resources is currently working together with several big companies to help provide employment opportunities for workers in this group, and includes cooperation between the Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) and electronics manufacturing firm Flex Penang to strengthen job placement for PwDs.
“Through this agreement, SOCSO will identify and propose the PwDs to Flex Penang for employment opportunities or interviews. I hope more employers will emulate this proactive measure,” the minister said, reports Bernama.
Under the collaboration, the organisations would be working together on research and teaching, career marketability programme, employment services through the MyFutureJobs portal, Training of Trainers sessions and SOCSO’s Return to Work programme.
A dedicated jobs hub will also be set up, and managed “comprehensively and systematically” between SOCSO and Flex Penang. “The hub will also be a platform for job seekers around Penang to get information on the latest job opportunities, besides also serving as a centre for sharing and organising career programmes by MYFutureJobs,” the announcement read.