PenjanaKerjaya has provided 221,966 Malaysians with employment to date – HR Minister

Published: Jun 12, 2022 12:47 pm . Updated:3:46 am

TAPAH, June 12 -- The PenjanaKerjaya initiative has provided 221,966 Malaysians with employment to date and exceeded its target of 200,000 individuals since last year.

Human Resources Minister Datuk Sei M. Saravanan said as of April 30 2022, a total of 66,051 job seekers have successfully obtained employment through JaminKerja, an employment incentive programme under the government.

“Of this number, 3.41 percent or a total of 2,252 individuals are job seekers in the state of Perak.

“As of May 6 2022, the job placements that have been successfully implemented by SOCSO, including through MYFutureJobs, have reached a total of 66,583 individuals.

“Of this total, a total of 2,504 indiviuals are in Perak,” Saravanan said this at the Jamin Kerja Keluarga Malaysia Job Carnival 2022 here today.

The Minister said under Budget 2022 allocation, the Government also provided financial incentives to individuals who have not registered with SOCSO such as fresh graduates and school leavers.


“These incentives are known as the Employment Insurance System and Additional Job Search Allowance is helping this group continue to make ends meet while looking for new employment opportunities.

“The applicants have the opportunity to obtain the employment allowance assistance amounting to RM300 per month for a period of 3 months while actively looking for employment.

“If the applicant succeeds in obtaining a job placement within this period, they will receive an additional incentive of Work Preparation Allowance amounting to RM400 which will be given on a one-off basis,” he said adding that he hoped Malaysians will take advantage of incentives which will continue until the end of the year.

Saravanan said in line with the Government's intention to provide 600,000 job opportunities this year, a total of RM2 billion has been allocated to the Ministry of Human Resources through its agency SOCSO.

“This allocation is to implement JaminKerja, an employment Incentive programme, with a target of 300,000 job opportunities.

“This programme is a continuation of the successful implementation of the PenjanaKerjaya initiative that was first implemented on July 1 2020,” he said.