Locals urged to work in private sectors
| Azlan Othman |
More locals are engaging in jobs in the private sectors.The presentation of certificates for the on-the-job training participants and the signing of contract to work permanently under the policy of job opportunities in the commercial, retail and whole sale industries with the support of the Job Training Scheme was held yesterday at the Ministry of Home Affairs.
The event was for 108 participants who have undergone three-month on-the-job training for the posts as shop staff, cashier, sales staff, butcher, bread maker, driver and supervisor and they have continued to work permanently for two years.
Among the companies involved include Warisan Utamajaya Emporium, Afifah Trading Company, Premierlink Company, TGT Sdn Bhd, Hong Guan, Seng Hoe Huat, Hua Ho Department Store, Sin Kiew Hin, YMRM Enterprise, Mubarak Emporium, Utama Grand Superstore, Nazmi Textile Mall, Chop Kim San, Current Newspaper Agency, Raimmar, Hmar Company, Eng Hup Leong, Success Aluminium Sdn Bhd, National Inn Emporium, Pertama Department Store, ISS Facility Services Sdn Bhd, Umesco Company, BR Elite Enterprise, Liang Toon Department Store, Wan K Sdn Bhd, Borneo United, Interline, Teguh Raya Department, Al-Helwa, QAF Victoria Sdn Bhd, Choon Le and HT Industries.
The event yesterday marked the start of the third step for the Job Training Scheme where the participants were required to work permanently for two years at the same company which would then entitle them to receive financial incentives from the Government of His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam totalling $2,500 which will be paid in stages in accordance with the participant’s performance.
The chief guest was the Deputy Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Awg Hj Ismail bin Hj Abd Manaf.
The ceremony was signed by three parties, Head of Local Work Agency and Workforce Development (APTK) at the Ministry of Home Affairs, Hj Afero Eswandy bin Hj Mohamad; representatives from the companies as well as the participants of the Employment and Training Scheme.
APTK hopes that more local job seekers would register with the agency and work in the private sector and lasts long. Employers were also urged to adhere to the Employment Order 2009 by providing more comfortable and conducive working environment.