The Validation Workshop of the Newly Fomulated Jobseekers Services Under MCIL

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The Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Labour (MCIL) with the technical support by the Bitsolution Company and funded by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) coordinated a Validation Workshop on Job-Seekers Services (JSS) on Friday, 22 July 2022 to ensure the newly formulated JSS is fully utilized by the users, jobseekers and stakeholders.

The event is one of the many initiatives by the Government through MCIL and the continuous partnership with the private sector and the business community. The workshop was to gauge the views and feedback from private employers, users and stakeholders that will be utilizing this crucial service.

The JSS will also enhance knowledge and promote awareness of employers and jobseekers, to ensure the effective utilization of the system. This will increase employability of our locals and the same time generates employment opportunities both local and overseas markets.

In addition, the aim of this workshop was to familiarize stakeholders, users and jobseekers in using the new platform to advertise vacancies within their workplaces, and be able to engage with jobseekers online (direct application). This will allow MCIL to record accurate information and statistics of employment service

The Ministry has facilitated an online Employment Service for some years now as part of its core functions. This experience has illustrated the importance of upgrading and improving the
jobseeker’s system. Up to date digital platforms will enhance effectiveness in carrying out some of our services digitally given the challenges posed by COVID19.