The Social Security Organisation (Socso) is in the midst of developing “Job Portal”, its new online service, as part of efforts to help job seekers to find suitable employment, as per a media report.
Chief executive officer Datuk Seri Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said the system, to be fully operational in October, would be able to help more than 50 percent of the individuals looking for employment.
Once it is up and running, users only need to fill in certain information before a list of suitable jobs will be displayed.
“Yes, there are many other portals are like that, but our system is different and better than the existing ones. Many parameters are provided in this system, for example, the type of jobs, location, qualification and type of training required by job seekers,” Datuk Seri told reporters after the launch of Kedah Socso’s employment insurance scheme (EIS) job carnival 2019 last week.
He added that Socso would also provide guidance to low-skilled job seekers by helping them to prepare resume, counseling and finding suitable employers for them.
Malaysia’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in May this year slightly dipped to 3.3% as compared to the previous month of April, where it was at 3.3%, as revealed by the Department of Statistics’ (DOSM) Key Statistics of Labour Force.
The department revealed that in total, there were 519,800 unemployed people in the country, who accounted for a 0.7% decrease as compared to the previous month.