In a recent survey by JobStreet, it indicates that one in five Malaysians who were previously working have lost their jobs due to Covid-19. Fortunately, that’s not the case with Flex, a multinational company that specialises in design and manufacturing, which has again emphasised its commitment to Malaysia in relation to increasing the workforce in the country by 20% in the next 12 months.
“The war against COVID-19 is still ongoing and as nations face the challenges of healthcare and economic crisis, we would like to underline our commitment to Malaysia. As the country strives to maintain the momentum of its economic recovery, Flex wants to come alongside the efforts by providing employment.
Many of the products Flex makes are essential and the pandemic has tested our agility to ramp up our capabilities. This put us in a favourable position to create employment for Malaysians,” said Viswanathan Paramasivam, Flex’s Vice President of Operations.
Remarkably, Flex has hired more than 9,000 employees in various positions in the first nine months of 2020, which includes the first Movement Control Order (MCO) period. Besides that, Flex is also one of the largest employers of People with Disabilities (PwD) in the country, with over 130 PwDs employed in its facilities in Johor and Penang, with a recognition of “PwD Friendly Employer” by the Ministry of Human Resource in April 2019.
The company which already has over 18,000 employees in Malaysia, has a total sum of investment of RM4.6 billion since 1990. Flex is also one of the few employers in Malaysia’s high-tech industry to fully sponsor a large number of employees’ tertiary education in local universities, and more than 560 Flex employees have completed their master’s, diploma and certificate programmes by far.