1 MIN READIQI Global launches training plan to tackle layoffs

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 6 — Real estate agency and advisory firm IQI Global has launched a training plan to deal with the rise in layoffs in the private sector by empowering the labour force to re-enter the market with renewed confidence.

Having offices across Malaysia, the group will conduct regular training programmes that will include topics such as interpersonal skills, presentation skills, networking, social media marketing and building an entrepreneurial mindset.

“We’ve a productive and capable labour force that can benefit from enhancing their skill set so that they can re-enter the market with better skills, marketability, productivity and efficiency,” group chief executive officer Kashif Ansari said in a statement today.

The group’s training programme will also empower them socially, financially and economically to enter the lucrative e-commerce business, which is expected to be worth US$100 billion (US$1=RM4.13) across ASEAN in the next two years.

“Malaysia has some of the best IT infrastructure in the region and is embracing new technologies such as 5G.

“If this workforce is provided with the right skill set, they will be able to capitalise on the huge opportunity and cater to the ASEAN region with its population of over 700 million,” Kashif said.

He pointed out that 24,600 private sector employees were laid off according to the Human Resources Ministry’s figures released recently.



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