NEC secured jobs for 42,166 people, creates 1,200 new jobs in Jan.2022 –PM Ismail

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PUTRAJAYA: The National Employment Council (NEC) has successfully secured jobs for 42,166 people while 1,200 new jobs have been created in January 2022.

Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob said, the creation of new jobs is a reflection that the economy of Malaysia is recovering with the reopening of various economic and social sectors.

“This success has also proven that the JaminKerja Malaysian Family initiative is on the right track to achieve the target in creating 600,000 jobs this year.

“Tracking back the success that had been achieved in 2021, the government via integrated cooperation with various ministries, implementation agencies and private sectors had successfully secured 558,633 jobs for the Malaysians.

“This achievement is 112 per cent from the fixed target and the government is confident that the success could be repeated with a higher target in year 2022,” Ismail said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile NEC is also studying and discussing the strategy to reduce dependency on foreign workers. The Quota System and Multi-tier Levy (MTL) are the steps that could be taken to balance this issue and support from the employers who also have to balance up the impact of lesser work force in the post pandemic.

The Prime Minister said, the Jamin Kerja Malaysian Family has three main components namely the Jamin Kerja Employment incentive; Training Programme and Up Skilling and Malaysia Short Term Employment Programme.

Ismail added, the Council agreed to have 300,000 job placements as the target under the Employment Jamin Kerja Incentive, 220,000 under the Training Programme and Up Skilling and 80,000 under MySTEP.

“Following the earlier arrangement, the achievement of the target will be supported by five Special Task Forces (STF) that will be chaired by the Chief Secretary of each ministry.

Meanwhile the Ministry of Human Resources has been instructed to frame a strategy specially to increase job opportunities for the youths. This strategy is important as the rate of unemployment among the youths is 80.3 per cent.

Ismail said, the government reiterates its stands on the efforts for early Technical and Vocational Training (TVET) education to Form One students to help them choose based on their interests.

“For such aim, the promotion and rebranding of TVET should be implemented comprehensively to eradicate the perception that TVET is a second class education. Instead TVET will be empowered to enable it to be a chosen career like in developed nations.

“The government will also improve and empower the job eco-system via the formation of one-stop Job Placement Centres that will monitor every successful job application. This will complement MYFutureJobs platform that will ease the employers to offer jobs from time to time and at the same time helps the job seekers to register and get the dates for interviews.-Malaysia World News

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