Institute for Youth Research Malaysia (IYRES) through the Ministry of Youth and Sports has provided online job search platforms offering a variety of posts and tasks from both government and non-government agencies as a part of the government’s effort to empower the people under the Economic Recovery Plan (Penjana) which then will propel businesses and stimulate the economy. The platform aims to create jobs and opportunities for the youth that have been facing difficulties of losing and finding jobs during this COVID19 pandemic.
‘GIG YOUTH X-POSE – (KBS-MDEC)’ aims to increase youth’s involvement in alternative jobs, be it part time or in periodical income-generating projects that will stimulate the economy.
The ‘Gig Youth’ platform is for customers-driven works like food delivery, data entry of online forms, conducting surveys while ‘Digital Freelance’ is offering jobs and tasks for the youth with academic qualifications and specific skills like web designing, content creator, content writer, editor, graphic designer and recruiter.
SOCSO (Social Security Organisation) on the other hand is providing employment services through the EISJobs Employment Portal with its Employment Insurance System. The platform would also help identify employment gaps and in addition, registered job seekers will be continuously involved in participating in the Current Labour Market Programme including the Open Interview Programme Series and Employment Opportunity Programme by experts from various industries organised by SOCSO.
PenjanaKerjaya, also under SOCSO is made available only for job seekers with a valid SOCSO account at Myfuturejobs portal.