Malaysia’s hiring incentive programme aids 36,700 jobseekers
A total of 36,700 jobseekers have benefited from Malaysia’s hiring incentive programme from January to March this year, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Awang Hashim.
The PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 hiring incentive programme involved some 5,538 employers who had registered with PenjanaKerjaya, which was created to reduce the unemployment rate and revive the country’s economy, said the minister, according to Bernama.
In the state of Terengganu, 182 employers have employed 2,224 people during the period, he added.
So far, the most job opportunities offered in the state are in the oil and gas sectors with 3,998 vacancies, followed by the plantation industry with 2,500 open roles, said Terengganu state Entrepreneurship, Human Resources, Micro Industry and Hawker Affairs Committee chairman Mohd Nurkhuzaini Ab Rahman.
Other positions offered include engineers, sales managers, dentists, enterprise supervisors and positions within oil and gas crews.
Under the programme, jobseekers who successfully found jobs within a distance of less than 100 kilometres would be given a mobility assistance of RM500 (US$121), while those residing at a distance of 100 km and above are eligible for an assistance of RM1,000 (US$242), which they will receive from their respective employees.