Dialogue with Jobseekers with Disabilities
Specialjobs.com.my, the first free online job portal catering solely to the special needs community and a by-product of Agensi Pekerjaan Jobsbac Sdn Bhd (a wholly owned subsidiary of BAC Education Group) hosted a dialogue session for jobseekers with disabilities (JwDs) towards creating an inclusive workforce in Malaysia.
The session, a first of it’s kind, was held solely for JwDs on 26 February 2019 at the new collaborative workspace located on the 6th floor at PJ Campus, Brickfields Asia College. The session was not only attended by enthusiastic JwDs but also parents/guardians of Persons with Disabilities (PWD) and NGOs dealing with PWDs who were keen to learn more about seeking suitable employment for PWDs.
Brian Lariche, Head of Community Development of the Make It Right Movement (MIRM) moderated the event. Key takeaways from the session include some guidelines by Mr Brian to assist JwDs in understanding the expectations of potential employers and practical solutions to common challenges faced at the workplace.
Specialjobs.com.my was launched in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Resources, Malaysia, to connect employers with jobseekers living with disabilities by securing the right talent at no cost. The job portal also seeks to promote inclusive employment in Malaysia in line with the objectives of the Government.