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Following the recent introduction of advertising requirements for expatriate positions via the national employment portal MYFutureJobs which has come into effect 1 January 2021, the Malaysian government has carved out exemptions for certain expatriate positions.

Automatic exemptions, without the need to go through any additional process with the Social Security Organization (SOCSO) before applying to the approving agency and Immigration, will be given for a few types of posts. Conditional exemptions, upon application, can also be granted for specialized skills, such as language-related skills.

The latest FAQ dated 29 December 2020 covering these exemptions overrides the previous guidelines issued on 1 July 2020.

We are now organizing a second exclusive briefing session with PERKESO to cover the guidelines for registration on the MYfutureJobs portal, qualifying automatic exemptions, as well as to go through the process involved to advertise and apply for conditional exemptions.

This will be highly relevant for members currently employing expats as well as those intending to hire new expats in the near future.

Briefing Details:

Date: Friday, 8 Jan 2021

Time: 10:00am - 11:30am

Platform: MS Teams Meeting

This exclusive event is FREE for all AMCHAM Members with compulsory registration.


Please note only REGISTERED participants will receive access to the scheduled session. Please check your registered email address for further instructions.

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  • Andreas Charles Akobiarek (Strategic Initiative and Disability Employment Unit Lead at Perkeso)

    Andreas Charles Akobiarek

    Strategic Initiative and Disability Employment Unit Lead at Perkeso

  • Gayathri Vadivel (Head of Employment Services Department at Social Security Organisation)

    Gayathri Vadivel

    Head of Employment Services Department at Social Security Organisation

    Gayathri was trained in Australia in the area of counseling and applied psychology following her Bachelors in Business and Commerce. After her appointment at SOCSO, she was trained by the Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services of Australia following the inception of the Return To Work Programme that was launched in 2007. As a pioneer Case Manager, she has been involved in drawing the work process and modules for Return to Work in her organization as well as the Return to Work expansion programme which involves the training of new case managers. She has also been trained as a Job Coach and is currently a senior trainer for Job Coach programs that is aimed to make employers become change agents in the field of Disability Employment. Gayathri currently heads the Employment Services Department at SOCSO and has introduced many new initiatives in the area of job placement and employment support in Social Security Organisation Malaysia. She is also the team lead for SOCSO’s first Case Management based Job Portal.

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