Twenty Companies to Take Part in ECERDC Job Fair

KUALA TERENGGANU, July 7:  About 20 companies from various industries will be participating in a job fair co-organised by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC) and the Human Resource Ministry’s Department of Labour in Marang on July 10.

To be held at the Marang District Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the fair is set to attract 800 job candidates from different backgrounds and disciplines.

Positions in accounting, engineering and retail management at the participating firms will be available to the graduates and youths living in the urban areas of Kuala Terengganu and Marang.  Other positions will also be offered for skilled and semi-skilled workers, as well as production operators.

At the job fair, attendees can register for ECERDC’s KerJaya ECER programme and attend walk-in interviews conducted by the participating companies.  Potential employees can also build their network of contacts and obtain detailed career information at the fair.

“KerJaya ECER is a job-matching and placement programme that provides a win-win situation for both potential employees and employers,” Chief Executive Officer of ECERDC, Dato’ Jebasingam Issace John said.

“For employers, the selection process facilitated by ECERDC would save them a lot of cost and time.  For potential employees, they are assured of working with reputable employers pre-screened by ECERDC and guaranteed of a monthly salary which ranges from RM1,200 to RM1,500,” he noted.

Dato’ Issace John said ECERDC’s participation in job fairs, such as the ones organised by the Department of Labour and the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM), will leverage on the initiatives implemented by the public and private sectors.

Under KerJaya ECER’s Graduate Placement Opportunity Programme (GPO), qualified graduates will be placed in participating companies for two years, with the potential to be employed on a permanent basis at the end of the two-year tenure.

To date, KerJaya ECER has attracted more than 1,475 job seekers and 43 companies in Terengganu who are now registered with ECERDC.

More than 210 workers in the State have been employed under this programme since its launch in January 2010, while another 600 participants are currently undergoing skills training in 13 courses offered at four training centres in Terengganu.  The courses range from non-technical fields such as sewing and food & beverage preparation, to technical and IT fields, such as plant design automation programme for oil and gas industry and engineering.