KUALA LUMPUR JULY 25: The Malaysian Family Career-Job Guaranteed Expo held at the World Trade Centre (WTC) from today until 27th July 2022 is part of the Guaranteed Job-Employment Incentive (GJEI or JKIP) Programme that enables the creation of job opportunities and hiring of workers to be enhanced until 31st December 2022.
Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, until 18th July this year MYFutureJobs had helped to provide guaranteed jobs to 113,672 members of the Malaysian Family.
Ismail said, the extension of GJEI from 30th June to 31st December 2022 will focus on the employment of the vulnerable groups such as the handicapped, women, individuals who have lost their jobs, workers in the tourism sectors and ex-convicts.
“The government is concerned about the handicapped group and via the Handicapped Action Plan 2016-2022, focus is given to better job opportunities and up-to date 36,281 handicaps have secured jobs through the programme and initiative implemented by the Social Security Organization (SOCSO).
“The government is developing the “talent pool” that focuses on skill, productive and high potentials but I am not too happy because the salary offered by the employers is not at par and matching with the qualifications and the work done by the local people.
“Based on the statistics of MYFuturejobs, until July the salary for most job vacancies offered nationwide is within the range of RM1, 200 – RM2, 000 a month,” Ismail said.
Ismail cited the salary offered by employers in his speech when officiating the Malaysian Family Career-Job Guaranteed Expo organised by Ministry of Human Resources and its agency Social Security Organization at WTC here this afternoon.
The Mega scale expo from 25th-27th July 2022 at WTC has provided more than 30,000 job opportunities offered by 1,000 employers from various sectors.
“I would like to remind the employers that beginning from 1st May 2022 for the convenience of the Malaysian Family’s lives; the minimum pay of a worker is RM1, 500. With regards to that I would like the employers to take this matter seriously as workers are the main anchor in any organization where they could “make or break” a business,” Ismail reiterated.
Ismail added, to address this mismatch, the Ministry of Human Resources is urged to negotiate with the employers and workers’ representatives to identify the approach ant the best solutions to this problem.
The Prime Minister emphasized, the “tripartite platform” – the National Labour Advisory Council could be of great help to implement three cornered consultation to achieve agreement for the sake of the happiness of all the Malaysian Family.
Ismail also stressed that since the country entered the Endemic Shift Phase on 1st April, the national economy slowly recovered with unemployment rate dropped to 3.9 per cent while 15.85 million people had been employed.
“This development is the result of the government’s initiatives via cooperation involving ministries, implementation agencies and industries, and subsequently have resulted in the employment of more than 558,000 workers in 2021,” Ismail said – Malaysia World News