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Uniqlo collaborates with Socso, donates clothing for jobseekers from vulnerable group

26/04/2022 09:55 PM

KUALA LUMPUR, April 26 (Bernama) -- Uniqlo Malaysia works hand in hand with Social Security Organisation (Socso) to support its employment programme by providing clothing to 1,500 job seekers who had successfully landed a job.  

The initiative will benefit job seekers from vulnerable groups such as the B40, single mothers, persons with disabilities, seniors, the homeless, and fresh graduates who signed up through the MYFutureJob portal. 

Uniqlo co-chief operating officer Yeoh Oon Lai said wearing the right clothes for work is important to help individuals form positive impressions on other people in the workplace as it can showcase one’s commitment and respect for the job besides instilling confidence. 

“With our wide range of LifeWear that is accessible to all, it is our belief in harnessing the power of clothing for the good of society and Uniqlo is pleased to join hands with Socso, to reach out to help vulnerable Malaysians seek employment, while we continue to support and empower them to start work with our clothes,” she said in a statement today.

Socso will select 500 successful jobseekers each month from April to June to benefit from Uniqlo’s donation and each beneficiary will receive a pack of three AIRism masks and a set of clothing of their choice.

In the same statement, Socso chief executive Datuk Seri Dr Mohammed Azman Aziz Mohammed said the agency under the Ministry of Human Resources has implemented several programmes to assist vulnerable Malaysians in securing employment such as organising career fairs targeted for persons with disabilities.

“We have also implemented the Hiring Incentive programme to incentivise employers to hire apprentices, graduates, and vulnerable job seekers. 

 “We appreciate partners like Uniqlo who adds value to our employment programmes by providing essential clothing to help vulnerable people start work with confidence. We welcome and look forward to other partnerships with the private sector that would benefit MYFutureJobs applicants and support our mission of providing social protection for employees,” he said.

One of the beneficiaries of Uniqlo’s donation is Qasdina Marsya Azhar, 24, who graduated last year and found her first job as a protégé at a construction firm.

“I find it difficult to look for a job on my own, but I managed to find my current job through Socso’s MyFutureJobs programme. 

“The new clothes really help me to save money on buying workwear to start at a new job. It also makes me more confident in my workplace. I am sure other beneficiaries will feel the same.” she said in the same statement. 


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