PUTRAJAYA, March 5 — The online Women Career Carnival scheduled for March 9 and 10 is aimed at connecting female jobseekers with their potential employers through workshops on marketability, soft and professional skills.
Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development (KPWKM) through the Department of Women Development had forged a strategic partnership with TalentCorp, an agency under the Human Resources Ministry, to organise the carnival in conjunction with the 2021 Women’s Day celebration themed ‘Wanita Bangkit Mendepani Cabaran’ (Women Rise Above Challenges).
In a statement, KPWKM said 100 professional job offers will be made by employers from the professional and business service sector, such as PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia (PwC), Baker Huges and Hays Consulting to participants at the carnival.
It will also provide access to employment opportunities to women within the targeted groups, which include the B40, so that they will be able to earn a fixed income and improve their standards of living.
According to the KPWKM, the findings of the Malaysian Social Institute’s survey on the Impact of the Pandemic on Women’s Income conducted in July 2020 revealed that 72.2 per cent of women were affected by COVID-19 in terms of income and savings.
Of the total, 64.2 per cent were from the B40 group, and 41,7 per cent did not even have a permanent job.
Registration to join the carnival can be made at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-career-fair-for-women-in-conjunction-with-iwd-2021-tickets-143680882387