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Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar says SKSSR contributions for 166,666 housewives from B40 families are being funded by the government, while 21,436 are voluntarily contributing to the scheme. — Picture by BERNAMA

188,102 housewives contribute to social security scheme — Minister

BENTONG, Sept 30 — As of September 24, 188,102 housewives are contributing to the Housewives’ Social Security Scheme (SKSSR), said Human Resources Minister V. Sivakumar.

He said the number comprises 166,666 housewives from B40 families whose contributions were funded by the government, while the remaining 21,436 were voluntary contributions.

“The state-level data showed there were 6,636 SKSSR contributors in Pahang,” he said in his speech at the MYFutureJobs Career Carnival at Felda Chemomoi today.

The programme was officiated by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, with Pahang Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Wan Rosdy Wan Ismail and Umno Women and Family Affairs Council (Hawa) chairman Tan Sri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil present.

Regarding the career carnival aimed at reducing the unemployment rate, Sivakumar said this was the third edition after Penang and Selangor, and it has provided 1,168 job opportunities through 18 employers, including those in the manufacturing, service, finance and insurance sectors.

“Jobseekers, especially youth from Felda, have the opportunity to explore and choose to attend interviews with any employers available. This programme continues with engagement efforts to provide the Felda community with access to employment, profiling and skills enhancement services,” he said.

Sivakumar said the unemployment rate showed a declining trend and stood at 3.4 per cent as of July, compared with 3.7 per cent in the same period last year.

He said that employers hiring individuals in vulnerable categories such as people with disabilities, women, those who have lost their jobs, the hardcore poor, parolees and former inmates could benefit from the Daya Kerjaya programme, with incentives of up to RM1,800 for three months for each employee hired.

Meanwhile, Wan Rosdy, in his speech, said the unemployment rate in Pahang was only 2.8 per cent in the second quarter of this year.

As of September 22, there were 5,385 job vacancies recorded in the state, while 767 individuals have lost their jobs, he said.

— Bernama

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