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233 Temburong jobseekers register with JCB

As of September, 233 local jobseekers from the Temburong District had registered with the JobCentre Brunei (JCB), with the highest number from Mukim Bokok. In terms of educational qualifications, 52 per cent had secondary school certificates or below, 20 per cent held technical and vocational certificates, while 17 per cent had obtained undergraduate degrees or higher, said JCB Director Hajah Noraini binti Haji Mohd Jamudin in her welcoming speech at the Akar Umbi programme in Temburong yesterday.

She highlighted that the programme aimed at issues surrounding employment by the locals.

She expressed hope that the programme could foster understanding and strengthen relationships between the Manpower Planning and Employment Council (MPEC) Secretariat and grassroots leaders to assist locals in gaining employment and upskilling.

The objective of the programme, organised by the MPEC Secretariat at the Prime Minister’s Office, was to raise awareness and understanding of the council’s role to penghulus and village heads.

The director also shared that the MPEC Secretariat via JCB actively conducts initiatives to increase job opportunities for locals, including job matching and facilitating interviews at the centre.

She also sought collaboration from grassroots leaders to encourage locals to register with the JCB.

Special duties officers Siti Nur ‘Ai’syatussolehah binti Haji Mohd Soffi and Nur Syahidatul Nadzirah binti Yahya briefed the penghulus and village heads during the programme. Acting Assistant Temburong District Officer Haji Mohamad Azmi bin Haji Suhaili was the guest of honour. MPEC Secretariat senior officers were also present. – Adib Noor

Grassroots leaders during the programme. PHOTO: ADIB NOOR
ABOVE & BELOW: JobCentre Brunei Director Hajah Noraini binti Haji Mohd Jamudin delivers a speech; and officers during the presentation. PHOTO: ADIB NOOR