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SL1M Open Job Interview Session To Be Held On Nov 18


KUALA LUMPUR: The 1Malaysia Training Scheme (SL1M) will hold its last leg of an open job interviews for job seekers with about 30 participating companies on the cards.

SL1M secretariat head Norashikin Ismail welcomes job seekers to the one-day event at Institut Latihan Perindustrian Kota Kinabalu in Sepanggar, Sabah on Nov 18.

The event will run from 7am until 7pm.

“This is the last chance for this year for job seekers to get an opportunity for a paid training stint to boost their employability,” she said here yesterday.

She said since its inception in June 2011, 139,398 participants had benefited from SL1M.

SL1M is a programme under the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) of the Prime Minister’s Department.

She said the event was scheduled to be officiated by Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Abdul Rahman Dahlan.

“We will be helping job seekers in Sabah in terms of accommodation and transport to the peninsula if they secure the training offers,” she said.

The participating companies include Petroliam Nasional Bhd (Petronas), Telekom Malaysia Bhd, UEM Group Bhd, Malayan Banking Bhd, Legoland, Boustead Holdings Bhd, Lembaga Tabung Haji, TH Plantations Bhd, Lembaga Tabung Angkatan Tentera, Kolej Yayasan Sabah, Thai Odyssey Sdn Bhd, Sabah Animation Creative Content Centre, Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf Malaysia, Wijaya Daya Sdn Bhd, System Consultancy Services Sdn Bhd, PMB Investment Bhd, Pusat Kraftangan Sabah, Pembinaan Indah P.I.E. Sdn Bhd, OneXOX Sdn Bhd, eRezeki under the Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, Apex Communications Sdn Bhd, CF Learning Services Sdn Bhd, Petrofiq Sdn Bhd, Unimekar Sdn Bhd, Alpha Prolink Sdn Bhd and TAS Institute of Oil and Gas.

Norashikin said there was high demand in the services sector, especially in the retail industry, marketing, customer service and the food and beverages industry.

“Job seekers have to enter the job market with an open mind as they may not get a permanent position at the company of their choice,” she said.

Norashikin said there were various options for companies looking to increase their manpower through SL1M.

“They can request from SL1M to supply (them with job applicants) that are in our database or conduct the interview session themselves,” she said.

She said, however, the companies must inform SL1M on the job applicants’ names as well as a list of their trainees’ names to prevent any abuse.

Norashikin warned against companies misusing the programme and branding for their own gain.

She said since Aug 1, companies hoping to get government contracts needed to take SL1M trainees under their guidance.

“Moreover, the companies will enjoy double tax deduction and the Human Resources Development Fund,” she said.

Before a registered company could participate in the programme, they must get approval from the EPU.

Norashikin said it was expected that about 10,000 visitors would come to the event.

It will also feature career talks and a resume clinic.

Visitors can listen to motivational talks and be entertained with performances from Faizal Tahir, Estranged, Akim and The Majistret, Sakura Band, Kumpulan Zero Maharaja Lawak Mega, Aunty Patrin, Farish Aziz and the Kupi-Kupi FM crew.

There will be booths for traders, as well as lucky draws with prizes like a motorcycle and home appliances.