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First hybrid career fair for women

First hybrid career fair for women

Friday, 19 Aug 2022

IN its continuous efforts to attract, nurture and retain the best talent regardless of gender, as well as meet the needs of the industry, Talent Corporation Malaysia (TalentCorp) launched the National Diversity Summit and Women Career Convention (NDSxWCC) 2022.

Human Resource Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan, who was represented at the event by the ministry’s deputy secretary-general (Policy & International) A. Maniam, said the government through the Human Resources Ministry would continue to support the women empowerment agenda.

“We will do so as outlined in the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP) targeting for 59% of female participation in the labour market by 2025.

“The effort led by TalentCorp is significant in fulfilling the country’s commitment under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), especially to achieve gender equality and empower all women,” he said during the launch in Penang.

Also present at the event was Penang social development and non-Islamic religious affairs committee chairman Chong Eng.

The convention, which was held from Aug 15 to 16, was the first hybrid career event for the women community through a virtual platform.

TalentCorp group chief executive officer Thomas Mathew said, “Our goal is to ensure that the Malaysian labour market is free from discrimination and marginalisation, in line with the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030.

“We also hope that companies in Malaysia will continue to increase their efforts and commitment to develop a workplace and a workforce that prioritises diversity, inclusiveness and equality.”

A series of panel discussions and workshops were carried out, featuring speakers from the Penang Women’s Development Corporation, Intel Malaysia, Dell Technologies, Micron Memory Malaysia, Keysight Technologies, Motorola Solutions Malaysia and Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The event also featured a hybrid career fair where 60 companies offered more than 1,000 job opportunities to Malaysians.

Participating companies included Berjaya Sompo Insurance, Colas Rail Asia, EY, Experian Malaysia, First Solar Malaysia, Frost & Sullivan, Grant Thornton Malaysia, Hong Leong Bank, KPMG Malaysia, MBSB Bank, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia, Public Mutual Bhd, RHB Bank, Rohde & Schwarz Malaysia, Rohm Semiconductor Malaysia, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Vitrox, Gamuda Bhd and Exxonmobil Malaysia.

For details, go to www.talentcorp.my/WCC2022-Registration

Source: https://www.thestar.com.my/metro/metro-news/2022/08/19/first-hybrid-career-fair-for-women

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