KUALA LUMPUR: The federal government has disbursed RM20.630 billion to 357,618 employers via the wage subsidy program (PSU) as much as March 18, 2022, which has helped to maintain 2.96 million native jobs in an effort to cut back the unemployment charge.
Finance Minister Tengku Datuk Seri Zafrul Abdul Aziz mentioned for PSU 1.0, a complete of 322,177 employers and a couple of.64 million staff benefited from the PRIHATIN financial stimulus bundle and the Nationwide Restoration Plan (PENJANA), whereby wage subsidy purposes permitted hit RM12.958 billion as much as March 18, 2022.
Beneath PSU 2.0, as much as March 18, 2022, a complete of RM1.407 billion had been disbursed to 81,132 employers, serving to to take care of the employment of 718,195 staff.
For PSU 3.0 as much as March 18, 2022, RM3.728 billion was disbursed to 162,255 employers, serving to to maintain 1,525,987 jobs.
“PSU 3.0 has been improved with the PERMAI, PEMERKASA, and PEMERKASA+ financial assist packages,” the finance minister mentioned within the Individuals’s Monetary Report issued right this moment.
Beneath the PEMULIH plan, the federal government applied PSU 4.0 with an allocation of RM3.8 billion, which is predicted to profit 2.5 million staff.
As much as March 18, 2022, RM2.465 billion had been disbursed to 159,326 employers to maintain their operations, serving to to take care of 1,874,512 jobs.
For PSU 5.0, a complete of RM71.995 million had been disbursed to three,681 employers as much as March 18, 2022, serving to to take care of 61,772 staff.
In the meantime, Tengku Zafrul mentioned 2,709 individuals had been efficiently positioned within the public sector and government-linked firms (GLCs) via the Malaysia Quick-term Employment Program (MySTEP) as much as March 25, 2022, in comparison with 2,546 as much as March 17.
Of that quantity, 1,833 folks had been positioned within the public sector whereas 713 discovered jobs in GLCs and their strategic companions.
“The finance ministry has supplied the MySTEP portal to enhance the appliance and hiring of staff within the public sector and GLCs. These to work within the public sector or GLCs can add their resumes via the portal,” he mentioned. – Bernama