Selangor Journal: Selangor to hold state career fair soon
SHAH ALAM, Sept 16 — The Selangor Job Fair will be held again in the near future to address the unemployment issue, especially among the state’s youths.
State executive councillor for youth development said the standard operating procedures (SOPs) for it are being finetuned, subject to approval for the state’s Phase Two status under the National Rehabilitation Plan (NRP).
“If it is not possible within this period, we will implement after Selangor moves to Phase Three of NRP later,” said Mohd Khairuddin Othman when contacted.
He said about 4.5 per cent or 100,000 residents of Selangor are currently unemployed, with 70,000 of them are youths.
Mohd Khairuddi said various efforts were made to overcome the problem, including introducing the Roda Darul Ehsan (RiDE) initiative which received more than 8,000 applications this year.
The Selangor Job Fair was first organised two years ago, and offered 11,000 job opportunities, including to people with disabilities, through the participation of 200 companies.
The program was postponed last year following a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases.
To address the unemployment problem, the state has created a total of 15,000 job opportunities this year through several initiatives such as the Selangor Kerjaya, Jom Kerja, Selangor Automotive TVET and Selangor Freelancers.
The 2021 Budget Selangor also allocated RM76 million to help the state’s residents who lost their jobs through several initiatives following the Covid-19 outbreak.