These closures, however, do not have a direct financial impact on the state
by ANIS HAZIM / Pic by TMR FILE PIX
FORTY-FOUR manufacturing companies stopped operations in Selangor from 2020 to 2021, the Selangor State Assembly was told yesterday.
State Investment, Trade, Industry, and Small and Medium Industry Committee chairman Datuk Teng Chang Khim (picture), however, said these closures do not have a direct financial impact on the state.
“This is because the companies only paid land and assessment tax at a small rate to the state government,” Teng said in a response to Sungai Ramal’s Mazwan Johar.
He said a total of 835 local workers and 116 foreign workers were laid off from the closures and the state government had taken remedial action to help people like them find new jobs.
Teng said the state organised several “Selangor Bekerja” career carnivals tours last year to help reduce unemployment in the state.
“In 2021, a total of six series of career carnivals were held in different locations that have provided opportunities for the community to get jobs while overcoming the unemployment rate in Selangor,” he said.
Notably, the career carnivals had received a high demand rate of employment and encouraging response from the people.