ECERDC Jobs Fair To Attract 800 Candidates With 20 Companies Participating

7/8/2010 — BERNAMA
About 20 companies from various industries will be participating in a job fair organised by the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECERDC)at the Marang District Office on July 10.
Chief Executive Officer of ECERDC, Datuk Jebasingam Issace John said the fair is set to attract about 800 candidates living in the urban areas of Kuala Terengganu and Marang.
“Positions in accounting, engineering and retail management at the participating firms will be available to graduates and youths.
“Other positions offered are for skilled and semi-skilled workers, as well as production operators,” he said in a statement today.
The job fair is being co-organised with the Human Resource Ministry’s Department of Labour. It starts at 9am and ends at 4pm.
According to Jebasingam, 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, he said.
“KerJaya ECER is a job matchmatching and placement programme that provides a win-win situation for both potential employees and employers.
“For employers, the selection process facilitated by ECERDC will save them a lot of cost and time. Potential employees are assured of working with reputable employers, pre-screened by ECERDC, and guaranteed a monthly salary of between RM1,200 to RM1,500,” he added.
Under the KerJaya ECER’s Graduate Placement Opportunity (GPO) programme, 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 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 this year.
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 and beverage preparation, to technical and IT fields, such as plant design automation programme for the oil and gas industry and engineering.