- Published on Friday, 28 July 2017 11:28
KUALA LUMPUR: Felda Global Ventures Holdings Berhad (FGV) has embarked on a recruitment drive to recruit locals, especially the new generation of settlers for a career in the plantation industry in order to reduce dependence on foreign workers.
The recruitment drive was kicked off at the National Hari Peneroka Celebrations 2017 in Putrajaya recently.
In a statement today, FGV said the recruitment drive will continue at its plantation offices in Bera Selatan 1, Bera (August 8), Tun Razak Research Centre, Jengka (August 10), Besout 7, Trolak (August 15) and Chiku 8, Chiku (August 17).
FGV’s officer-in-charge who is also a Felda settler’s son, Datuk Khairil Anuar Aziz, said the group is highly dependent foreign labour with more than 35,000 people across the country and there is still a need for more workers to ensure that daily operations run smoothly.
“It is not easy to remove the new generation’s negative perception towards a career in the plantation sector but, as a responsible company, FGV will remain committed to encourage and give priority to local people.
“Historically, Felda was established by locals to develop the jungle into a major commodity industry in Malaysia.
“We will continue to strive to increase the involvement of locals in the plantation sector by improving their career development packages as well as the best benefits,” he said.
FGV said among the benefits offered are an attractive salary, incentive payments, EPF and Socso contributions, annual leave, medical, insurance and allowances to all eligible staff.
Apart from the plantation division, FGV also offers career opportunities for the new generation of settlers who are keen to join uniformed units through its subsidiary, Felda Securities Services Sdn Bhd that currently has 3,000 members, consisting largely of settlers’ children.
Khairil said these efforts are part of the various activities and programmes planned for its corporate social responsibility each year that provides direct benefits to the local community, especially Felda settlers.
For more information on career opportunities and walk-in interview dates, interested applicants can visit the FGV website at www.feldaglobal.com or Facebook at www.facebook.com/feldaglobalofficial/.