Do you know about PENJANA and more specifically Penjana Kerjaya Hiring Incentive Program (HIP)?
Introduced by ex-Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin as part of the National Economic Recovery Plan (PENJANA) on June 5th ,2020, HIP was introduced to combat the rising numbers of retrenchment, due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
HIP aims to guide those fresh graduates, job seekers and retrenched individuals to further upskill and reskill themselves and even help them get employed using assisted job search.
Among the programs under HIP are: –
It’s amazing to see how much aid is provided to the unemployed, employed and employers in this time of crises.
With that in mind, if you find yourself laid off, just know that there are several programs, aside from EIS that is available to assist you during your unemployment. So don’t worry!
With the ongoing debate on whether to raise the minimum wage reaching a peak…general workers’ rights in Malaysia has become debatable.
But that’s an article for another day.