KUCHING: Non-governmental organisation (NGO) Hope Place and Social Security Organisation (Socso) are working together to help more B40 people get employment through Socso’s My Future Jobs Drop Box programme.
Hope Place founder Kelvin Wan said Hope Place and several NGOs had been chosen by Socso to be the location of the drop boxes — the public can drop in their resume and Socso will compile and then find suitable employment or link them to potential employers.
“Hope Place is grateful for this collaboration and hopes that more people will get employment,” Wan said after receiving a courtesy visit from Sarawak Socso director Philip Sangkan and officials recently.
Wan shared that Hope Place had submitted several names looking for jobs and surprisingly just within a week, one of them managed to be employed.
Mandoh Dungking has been unemployed since 2019. He now works as a security guard at a shopping mall.
Wan explained that Mandoh used to be a mechanic for six years but after he was attacked with a knife two years ago, he was unable to use his right hand and was out of work since then.
“Hope Place was concerned for him as he has six young children and although we give him food aid regularly, that is not enough to lift the family out of poverty.”
The Socso drop boxes can be found at Hope Place’s office in Jalan Canna, Hope Place’s Budget Shop outlets in Jalan Canna and Mile 12.
Hope Place can be contacted at 082-505987. Its opening hours are 8am to 5pm, Mondays to Fridays, and 8am to 12pm on Saturdays.
All donations are welcomed and receipts will be given upon request. The public can bank in directly to Hope Place’s Maybank account at 511289001160 or go to its Facebook page to donate by scanning the Sarawak Pay QR code.