Tag Archives: SOCSO

July 02

Employers may apply for recruitment incentives starting from today

Employers can now apply for employment incentives under the Employment Recruitment Incentives Programme (PenjanaKerjaya) handled by the Social Security Organisation (Socso), says Human Resources Minister Datuk Seri M. Saravanan (pic). The Star reports: The incentive programme, which was announced by Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin under Penjana on June 5, offers incentives of between […]

June 13

Socso CEO explains how Penjana aids employers, employees

Social Security Organisation chief executive officer Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohamad explainshow its initiatives under Penjana will help employers and employees.  The NST carries the story – QUESTION: The Wage Subsidy Programme (WSP) was announced in March as part of the Prihatin Rakyat Economic Stimulus Package to promote employee retention and reduce layoffs. […]

June 05

PM announces RM35 billion stimulus plan in latest bid for economic recovery

Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin today unveiled a RM35 billion stimulus package to help the economy recover from the impact of Covid-19 and the subsequent movement control order (MCO), which saw the majority of businesses shut down for weeks under restrictions on public activities. Free Malaysia Today reports: Of this, RM10 billion will be in the […]

June 04

Socso: Job losses increase by 42pct in Q1

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, job losses in the country has increased by 42 per cent year-on-year for this first quarter (Q1 2020), according to the Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Employment Insurance System (EIS). The New Straits Times reports: In a report titled Employment Outlook, the 1st Quarter of 2020, Volume 4/2020, The Impact of […]

June 02

Socso told to find ways to provide freelancers with safety net

THE Human Resources Ministry has directed the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to find ways to protect freelancers in the event of unfavourable conditions. The Malaysian Insight reports: Minister M. Saravanan said flexible employment, such as online businesses and food delivery, has become a trend, especially among the younger generation, in today’s gig economy. “My stance […]

May 03

Get workers tested for Covid-19 under Socso’s free plan, says minister

All employers, especially those operating in red and yellow zones of Covid-19 infections, were urged today to ensure their workers undergo screening for the disease under a free Socso programme.  Free Malaysia Today reports: Human Resources Minister M Saravanan said those economic sectors which will be allowed to resume operations from tomorrow are subject to […]

April 18

FoodPanda riders nationwide to get Socso protection benefit

A total of 2,544 Foodpanda riders nationwide will now get protection under the Self-Employed Social Security Scheme (SKSPS), with contribution from Foodpanda Malaysia. The company’s managing director, Sayantan Das said the contribution amounting to RM199,958.40 has been handed over to Social Security Organisation (Socso) in appreciation of Foodpanda riders as well as a commitment for […]

January 31

Eligible MH370 next-of-kin to get SOCSO payment

The Social Security Organisation (Perkeso) will start processing payments to the next-of-kin of 12 crew members and nine Freescale Semiconductor Malaysia Sdn Bhd staff who were on board Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH370, based on their eligibility. Human Resource Minister Richard Riot Jaem said under the Perkeso scheme, the next-of-kin will receive RM1,500 as funeral […]