The state’s career and resume clinics are being held at local government offices throughout the state.
At these clinics, retrenched workers can register themselves and obtain aid or advice.
Apparently, there are officers from the state's Lembaga Zakat and Welfare Department present to help retrenched workers get assistance while consultants from Jobstreet.com are also in attendance to help find new jobs for them.
Tricia Yeoh, speaking as the Selangor state research officer is quoted as saying that the consultants will have a list of available jobs and can help workers apply for them.
“This includes cleaning up their resumes and preparing them to go for interviews.”
Applicants can also obtain information on retraining programmes which are available under the Human Resources Ministry at these clinics.
It appears that to-date most seeking help are blue-collar workers with only secondary education but these training programmes are an opportunity for them to upgrade their skills.
And, to-date 3,264 retrenched workers in the state have registered themselves either online or at municipalities and district councils.These are good moves to deal with unemployment.
Apart from Selangor, other states should highlight their job placement, re-training and social safety net schemes.
For those who are in need do click on the Selangor Retrenchment Helpline link that I have embedded. And, good luck in your job placement!
Kudos to the Selangor State Government for this socio-economic programme.