KUALA LUMPUR – The Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) is organising a “Jom Kerja” programme to help individuals, especially the bottom 40% income group (B40) affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, get jobs, reported Bernama.
SOCSO in a statement here on March 20 said for a start, the initiative would focus on helping job seekers around the Public Housing Project and People’s Housing Project (PA/PPR) areas in Kuala Lumpur.
“The programme would start with the Interview Preparation Programme — profiling session. The profiling session which took place from 9am to 4pm today was held at 24 locations in PA/PPR which covered the areas of Titiwangsa, Setiawangsa, Lembah Pantai, Bandar Tun Razak, Batu, Seputeh and Cheras,” read the statement.
The programme will be followed by the Jobs Carnival, which is expected to take place on April 11, the statement said.
SOCSO also called on all job seekers including graduates, those who lost their jobs, school leavers and anyone wanting to find a job to attend the profiling session.
Interested individuals can register at http://bit.ly/PPRKL to enable SOCSO employment services officers to assist them.
“Job seekers can also register on the MYFutureJobs portal managed by SOCSO through the website www.myfuturejobs.gov.my, which offers more than 180,000 vacancies,” it added.
According to a job seeker, Nur Amirah Nor Muhammad, 22, the programme is very useful, especially when many individuals have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic, while Nur Balkis Saidam, 26, said the programme had helped job seekers find jobs that suit their skills and qualifications.