Malaysia’s HR Development Fund aims to provide 50,000 job placements
Malaysia’s Human Resources Development Fund (HRDF) Placement Centre aims to provide 50,000 job placement and income-generating opportunities to citizens this year, and work with employers, employers’ associations and career strategic partners nationwide to achieve the target.
“This way, Malaysians can access 20,000 jobs through the HPC portal starting today,” said Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan at the launch of the portal, which is a platform that provides job placements through training and providing relevant courses to develop an individual’s skills.
Prior to the launch, HRDF had already established strategic partnerships with over 20 employers, he added. The minister also urged youths not to be choosy when applying for jobs, especially during the pandemic.
“The HPC will complement and support the National Employment Council’s initiatives towards meeting its objectives by the end of this year,” said Finance Minister Datuk Seri Tengku Zafrul Tengku Abdul Aziz.
He added that with the launch of the HPC portal, the workforce can be upgraded through upskilling, reskilling and competencies training. He hopes that through this, it “will also help increase the average household income of Malaysians, further improving the nation’s labour market”.