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PERKESO’s ‘Return to Work’ Program: A Game-Changer for Unemployed Malaysians
Unemployment had grown rampant due to the pandemic, with many businesses and companies unable to operate at a normal capacity during the many waves of lockdowns.
Malaysia’s unemployment rate hit a staggering 5.3 percent in 2020, the highest it has been in over three decades and in early 2021 stood at 4.6 percent. That being said, in a more positive light, the most recent data recorded – as of June 2022 – is the lowest since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, at 3.9 per cent.
The dip in unemployment can be contributed to the re-opening of all economic sectors as well as the removal of international travel restrictions. Despite that, there are still more people that are waiting to either enter the workforce or return to it.
This blog post serves to highlight PERKESO’s flagship ‘Return to Work’ program aimed at helping unemployed Malaysians get back into the workforce.
PERKESO/SOCSO (Pertubuhan Keselamatan Sosial/Social Security Organization) launched their flagship ‘Return to Work’ program that has now extended its cover of providing Employment Services (EIS Perkeso) to Insured Persons that have lost their jobs; this is in addition to their earlier coverage criteria’s comprising of those who have sustained employment injuries and illnesses and are unable to return their employers – as provisioned under the Employment Insurance System (EIS), Section 44 of the Employment Insurance System Act 800.
The standout feature of EIS Perkeso/SOCSO’s Employment Serviceslies in the placement approach that is employed within the program. The Employment Services Officer deploys several tried and tested mechanisms such as individual support and takes a case management approach, to assess the candidate and ensures that they are well positioned to progress to the next step. The Insured Person will be provided with a dedicated SOCSO Employment Services Officer who will be responsible for assisting the Insured Person through career counselling, helping with the job search, channeling potential vacancies, advising on training courses to close skills gaps that are identified as well as job matching.
These processes will be ongoing until the individual is able to obtain gainful employment. To top that off, upon returning to the workforce, the Employment Services Officer responsible will closely monitor the progress of the Insured Person at work for at least 3-6 months.
Upskill and return to the workforce with Trainocate Malaysia
Trainocate Malaysia is working in partnership with Perkeso (SOCSO) to ensure that our nation’s workforce jumps back into action on two feet after over two years of grappling with the pandemic. We are hoping that the program on top of providing new career opportunities for those who are unemployed will also have a positive domino effect in boosting the economy further.
Ruby Kaur, Country Manager of Trainocate Malaysia shares that, “the most pivotal advantage that training and certification provides is the element of credibility. By gaining industry recognition, you are informing your prospective employers that you have the skills to push their organization forward.”
A high value and industry recognized credentials will ensure that you preserve a high level of knowledge and skill within your profession. These credentials also help demonstrate that you are committed to mastering your skills, harnessing them when needed and continuously learning. If you are unemployed this will give you an edge to stand out amongst the throngs of other potential candidates, vying for that role that you desire as well.
Similarly, if you were laid off/retrenched and are looking for a new career opportunity, with newfound credentials, you will be able to land a potential promotion from your last role and an increased salary. According to Pearson Vue, “91% of hiring managers report certification is an important criterion for hiring.”
EIS (Employee Insurance System) in Numbers
as of 24 June 2022
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