SIBU: A total of 838 vacancies comprising 179 types of positions will be offered at the two-day Career Carnival and ICT exhibition which will take place at the Civic Centre here this weekend (Sept 10-11) from 9 am to 5 pm.
The event is jointly organised by the Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Bukit Assek Service Centre, Social Security Organisation (SOCSO) Sibu and Sarawak ICT Association Sibu.
It involves 23 companies ranging from food and beverage, manufacturing, retail, plantation, automation to health services industries.
The job opportunities are in Sibu, Sarikei and Bintulu.
Speaking at a press conference at the SUPP Bukit Assek Service Centre here today, Bukit Assek assemblyman Joseph Chieng Jin Ek said the two-year COVID-19 pandemic had affected the economy badly and left a lot of people jobless.
“We would like to attract more people from Sibu, Sarikei, Bintangor, Kanowit, Song and even Kapit to come to this event to know the jobs available in the market.
“I have received feedback from youngsters who are looking for jobs. At the same time, I also receive feedback from company bosses who say they can’t find people for the jobs they are offering.
“I find it is strange we have this kind of situation. That’s why it is very important for my service centre to work with SOSCO, United Chinese Association Sibu and Sarawak ICT Association Sibu.
“I hope in my constituency, people including school leavers can find jobs and return to normal life.
“Especially, after the recent announcement of the SPM and STPM results, those who do not want to continue their studies and wish to find jobs, the event will be a good opportunity for them,” he said.
Touching on the issue of human trafficking, Chieng urged young school leavers to listen to the advices of their seniors or their parents.
He said they should not be attracted by unrealistic high paying jobs overseas.
He added a lot of Sibu youngsters were human trafficking victims in Cambodia.
“I do my best to help these victims’ families by rescuing them from Cambodia,” he added.
Meanwhile, Sibu SOCSO manager, Tan Phang Chia said job seekers needed to bring relevant qualification certificates, identity cards and wear proper attires.
Stating that different jobs would have different requirements, he said the interviews would be open.
Those interested can also register at https://bit.ly/SIBUKARNIVALKERJAYAITFAIR