SHAH ALAM – Selangor is taking on the challenge of exploring new industries that will contribute to an increase in job opportunities, thus boosting the state’s economic growth.

Entrepreneurial Development and Rural, Village and Traditional Development EXCO, Rodziah Ismail said this is in line with the intention of shaping the state into a regional powerhouse.

“In this regard, corporations need to join forces to initiate steps in preparing for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (IR4.0),” said Rodziah.

“Careers in the IR4.0 era do not mean that many will be deprived of employment or that job opportunities will be depleted, but a right match is needed to ensure that students and graduates get jobs in their fields of study,” she said.

Rodziah said this when met at the Labor Day @ Shah Alam Carnival, Section 19 Lotus Hall on 28 July.

Also present were Anggerik State Assemblyman Mohd Najwan Halimi; Selangor Social Security Organization (SOCSO) director Mustafa Deraman and Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) Zone 7 Council chairperson Mohamad Jamil Abdul Rahim.

Rodziah said corporations should also play a role in ensuring that the agenda of providing employment to the people is met.

However, she noted that nowadays job offers are not viewed solely from the salary aspect, but rather towards the welfare of the workers as well as other benefits that could bring them comfort.

“We hope the job that will be offered will not have a salary that is too low as more fields and skills can still be explored, which will eventually result in a more empowered worker,” said Rodziah.

“We want to see the people of Selangor work with an income of not just a minimum monthly wage of RM 2,000 but a target of RM 6,000 by 2025,” she added.