Friday, August 21, 2009

Most Disabled Found Job.

If you are disabled and if you have registered with online Disabled Placement System (SPOKU), chances of getting a job is good.

This was based on the announcement by Deputy Human Resource Minister Datuk Maznah Mazlan who said 78 percent of 10,802 disabled registered SPOKU have found jobs with the government and private sector.

"Some RM12.5 million of the RM22 million allocated to help the disabled under the Ninth Malaysia Plan (9MP) had been given to 328 recipients since 2007," she told reporters after opening a study and work-from-home programme here Thursday, according to the Bernama news agency.

Maznah said the business encouragement aid scheme for the disabled was a strategy by the government to help develop their business.

According to the report, the aid was given to those with five types of disability namely physical handicap, blind, deaf, mental and also midgets.

The Welfare Services Department would give RM2,700 to the disabled just starting their business before the aid arrived.

She said those who had proven their business ability would be given grants of RM10,000-RM100,000.