376,000 job seekers have been employed, government’s target to create 500,000 jobs this year could be achieved – PM Ismail

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PUTRAJAYA SEPT.23: A total of 376,000 job seekers have been employed via 27 initiatives implemented by the government until 10th September 2021 thus exceeding the target of 354,276 job opportunities within nine months this year.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob who is also the Chairman of the National Employment Council-NEC) said, this has proven the government’s aim to create 500,000 jobs could be achieved within this year.

Ismail said, besides that the government has also succeeded in creating more than 97,000 new jobs via domestic investments with 76 per cent is in the skilled and semi-skilled categories. This is part of 160,000 new jobs that have been created from the investment commitments for year 2021.

“The government will launch the “National Job Creation Strategic Plan –NJCSP) to empower the work force in Malaysia to be resilient, competent and highly skilled and renowned internationally,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

The Prime Minister said, the NEC that comprised of 12 Cabinet Ministers, Chief Secretary to the Government and 12 representatives from the private sectors had its third meeting on 22nd Sept.2021.

Ismail added, the NJCSP will be supported by five specialised taskforce under NEC. The creation of jobs in Malaysia will be elevated via six principles namely i) Increasing cooperation between the industry and academic, ii) Developing talent to fulfil the industry’s needs; iii) Empowering local entrepreneurs to progress in the current economy; iv) Benefitting the “gig economy” in searching for opportunity to generate income; v) Leading the growth of new and modern sector; vi) Speeding the practice in the modern working place.

“The six principles will be the guideline to implement six game changers including the application created intelligence technology (artificial intelligence) aimed at increasing the employability rate and the quality of TVET graduates.

“The Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Human Resources have been given the responsibilities to form a one-stop digital platform to ensure the training and up-skilling programme could be implemented by various ministries and agencies and will be monitored structurally and effectively,” Ismail said.

Meanwhile, for those who have lost their jobs, the government has provided the Job Insurance System (SIP) that could be claimed from SOCSO.

For those who are searching for jobs they could register at MyFutureJobs at https://www.myfuturejobs.gov.my/. –Malaysia World News

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