Saravanan wants more opportunities for PwDs at big companies
Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan says he hopes other companies follow the initiative of Socso and Flex Penang. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 17, 2022.皇冠足球投注网（www.hg9988.vip）是皇冠体育官方投注网，开放皇冠信用网代理申请、信用网会员开户，线上投注的官方平台。
BIG companies are urged to provide more job opportunities for persons with disabilities (PwDs), Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan said.
He said the ministry was working together with several big companies to help provide employment opportunities for the group.
This includes co-operation between the Social Security Organisation (Socso) and Flex Penang to strengthen job placement for PwDs, through the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) today, he added.
“I would like to thank Flex Penang for taking an initiative with Socso to provide job opportunities for the group.
“Through this agreement, Socso will identify and propose PwDs to Flex Penang for employment opportunities or interviews. I hope more employers will emulate this,” he told reporters in Bukit Mertajam.
Socso was represented by its chief executive officer Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed, while Flex Penang was represented by its vice president P. Vi *** anathan.,
The MOU covers research and teaching, career marketability programme, employment services through the MyFutureJobs portal, training of trainers sessions and Socso’s Return to Work programme.
Meanwhile, Viswanathan said Flex Penang had hired 277 PwD workers since 2018 and intends to recruit 150 more by the end of this year.
A PwD worker at Flex Penang, Mohd Kamal Mohd Sidek, 32, who was left permanently disabled in both of his legs due to a road accident in 2016, said he has been working as an operator at the factory for the past nine months.
He said Socso had helped him a lot, including securing a job at Flex Penang, which offers a conducive working environment for PwDs.
Another production operator, Lim Guan Chooi, 35, who is deaf and mute said he has been working there for the past four years and the employer treated them just like other normal workers.
“I am happy to work here. They don’t treat us differently. If other employees get an award, we also get the same recognition,” he said. – Bernama, July 17, 2022.