Malaysia’s leading employment platform, JobStreet has introduced the SME Incentive Helpdesk in an effort to help businesses recover from the devastation caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
This initiative, among others, is aimed at providing clarity to businesses which may be confused about various business financial aids and grants that they could apply for.
JobStreet Managing Director, Vic Sithasanan said that, despite most restrictions under the Movement Control Order (MCO) having been lifted, the reality today is that numerous businesses continue to face challenging times.
“We have made it our mission to help rebuild the economy and to do whatever we can to help businesses recover within today’s ‘never normal’ environment,” said Vic.
“As SMEs form the cornerstone of the Malaysian economy, it is imperative for this community to be firing on all cylinders again.”
According to the SME Association of Malaysia, SMEs represent 97.2 per cent of overall business establishments throughout the country.
Its National Secretary General, Chin Chee Seong said that the MCO has brought the SME community to its knees due to pandemic-induced restrictions and hindrances.
“Now that Malaysia is on the road to economic recovery, it is an opportune time to also nurture back to health SMEs that had been badly bruised by the pandemic,” he said.
He welcomed JobStreet’s ‘SME Incentive Helpdesk’ initiative and is looking forward to other such industry intiatives to assist SMEs recover from the pandemic.