HIRING & TRAINING INCENTIVES FOR EMPLOYERS

MEDIA STATEMENT
HIRING AND TRAINING ASSISTANCE UNDER PENJANA KERJAYA

KUALA LUMPUR – The Hiring Incentive Programme, PenjanaKerjaya under the economic recovery
plan (PENJANA) announced by YAB Prime Minister, will commence this Monday, 15 June 2020.
Implemented by Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) under the auspices of the Ministry of
Human Resources, PenjanaKerjaya aims at promoting job creation and increasing employment
prospects.

The Application Guidelines as well as Terms and Conditions of PenjanaKerjaya have been issued
to employers today and they are available on SOCSO corporate website www.perkeso.gov.my
As PenjanaKerjaya is expected to create more jobs, SOCSO urges all unemployed individuals
including graduates and school leavers to register their profile on SOCSO’s
MyFutureJobs (www.myfuturejobs.gov.my) portal. Jobseekers requiring further assistance
may call or walk into any SOCSO branch where SOCSO Career Counsellors are ready to assist
them.

Employers requiring assistance on registration of vacancies or recruitment services may also tap
on the services of our Employer Coordinators who are specifically in charge to assist employers
with their recruitment needs.

Employers looking for candidates to fill vacancies in their companies may start registering their
profile on 15 June 2020 via penjanakerjaya.perkeso.gov.my. Upon hiring the employees under this
programme, employers are required to register these employees with SOCSO for their statutory
SOCSO contribution obligations.

From 1 July 2020 onwards, employers may select the name of the hired employees under this
programme via penjanakerjaya.perkeso.gov.my for approval. Approved hiring incentives will be
disbursed in the subsequent month after SOCSO contributions are paid, together with the mobility
allowances for eligible employees, which are paid to the employees via their employers.
Employers are required to apply for each newly hired employee only once, where the subsequent
payments (for 6 months) will be done automatically.

From 1 July 2020, employers may choose from the list of approved courses via
penjanakerjaya.perkeso.gov.my for their newly hired employees, if required, for the purpose of
reskilling and upskilling of the employees. The training under this programme is implemented in
collaboration with the Human Resource Development Fund (HRDF).

Moving forward, SOCSO is exploring collaboration opportunities with various Private Employment
Services Agencies to increase employment prospects for jobseekers and the unemployed.
For further details on PenjanaKerjaya, please refer to FAQ published on PERKESO official
website. You can also contact hotline no: 03-8091 5300 (Monday to Sunday) or email to
penjanakerjaya@perkeso.gov.my

DATO’ SRI DR. MOHAMMED AZMAN BIN DATO’ AZIZ MOHAMMED
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
SOCIAL SECURTY ORGANISATION (SOCSO)
14 JUNE 2020

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