With the wage subsidy programme expanded under PENJANA since June 15, employers can now apply for wage subsidies for their employees who are on unpaid leave.
The expansion of the wage subsidy now includes employees who were ordered to take unpaid leave with the condition that they are within the tourism sector or sectors prohibited to operate during the CMCO or RMCO. Employers can apply for the wage subsidy programme with the condition that employees receive the subsidy payment directly.
Various upskilling programmes undertaken under PENJANA are also aimed at preserving the capacity of the workforce, so that business sectors could revive rapidly as the economy recovers.
Under PENJANA, RM2 billion has been allocated to implement skill improvement programmes for youths and the unemployed, and priority will be given to the electrical and electronics, and information and communications technology sectors. The initiative is expected to benefit more than 200,000 individuals.
Here’s a breakdown of the wage subsidy programme expansion: