How to Claim PENJANA KERJAYA 3.0 Hiring Incentive and What’s the latest PEMULIH Stimulus Package Available for Employers

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PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 is closed for application on 7 July 2021. If you have missed the boat on claiming hiring incentives for no worries, PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 is open for application now!

As the number of Covid-19 continues to grow above 5,000 cases every day, FMCO and EMCO implemented in the country causes more job losses and business closure in the recent months. 

Government has just launched the PEMULIH (Pakej Perlindungan Rakyat & Pemulihan Ekonomi) stimulus package to facilitate businesses and individuals to tide through hardships caused by the Covid-19 situation. 

PEMULIH STIMULUS PACKAGE involves a fiscal injection of RM10 billion and is worth RM150 billion

Anyone who lose a job will get a one-off RM500 cash aid
  • A one-off RM500 cash aid will be given to those who have lost their jobs due to the COVID-19 pandemic – this scheme is expected to benefit approximately 1 million citizens based on EPF/SOCSO data.

Successful job applicants on the MyFutureJobs portal will get an allowance of RM300. 

  • The job seeker’s allowance will be extended to new graduates and those in informal sectors. Citizens who wish to apply can complete their registration on MYFutureJobs – successful applicants will receive an allowance of at least RM300. Register for a job seeker account on the MyFutureJobs portal here. 

Place and Train initiative by HRD Corp helps lower the unemployment rate of young graduates.

  • RM125mil will be injected to HRD Corp (Human Resource Development Corporation) to facilitate the Place and Train initiative. The initiative will provide 30,000 people (e.g: graduates and school-leavers) with training and confirmed job placements. Visit the HRD Corp website for more information on how to apply for this program.

The incentive of RM1,000 for Micro SMEs under GKP 4.0 is open for registration. 

  • Micro SMEs will receive additional assistance of RM1000 (RM500 in September and November respectively) under the GKP 4.0 grant initiative. RM500 will be given out under the GKP 3.0 initiative by mid-July. Check your status of the application over here.

Cash assistance of RM600 per worker for 4 months is available for application too. 

  • RM3.8bil will be allocated to implement the Wage Subsidy Scheme for employers to support up to 500 workers each, with the assistance of RM600 per worker for 4 months. There will be no salary limit conditions for the scheme (the previous RM4000 salary limit has been removed). Apply and check the status of the application here.

What can you get when you apply for Penjana Kerjaya 3.0?

The table below outlines the benefits of Penjana Kerjaya 2.0. A total of RM 2,000,000,000 Government Salary & Upskilling Incentive available until Dec 31, 2021. 

Based on our latest understanding, the Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 is closed for application on 7 July 2021. Meanwhile, the Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 will open for application very soon. 

Here’s some of the key benefits of Penjana Kerjaya program: 
*6 months salary incentives paid to employers that hire new staffs with 12 months contract
*Claim up to RM7,000 worth of Data Science and Business Analytics Training per employee

*Some other benefits – see the image below

Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 How to Apply Benefits Who Can Apply
Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 How to Apply, Eligible for who?

So, what's the difference between Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 and Penjana Kerjaya 3.0?

What’s changed for Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 compared to Penjana Kerjaya 2.0? 

  • The date of employment for staff hired to be eligible for this claim has changed to be 15 June, 2021 onwards. Staff hired before 15 June, 2021 is no longer applicable for the subsidy. 
  • The salary eligibility limit has been reduced from RM1,500 to RM1,200 ringgit, under the Malaysianisation program, which seeks to push for more local employment; and
  • Employment contract reduces from 12 months to six months for employees aged 50 years and above, as well as the disabled.

Who in Your Organization is Eligible to Apply for This Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 Hiring Incentive Program?

For Organizations
* New hires after 15 June 2021 with salary minimum RM1,200. 

*Minimum salary for Malaysianization program is RM1,200. (Staffs under Malaysianization program means staffs hired to replace a foreign worker)

*Fresh graduates aged 18 – 30 years old (never work in any company before, with salary minimum RM1,200)

*For contract staffs, the contract period in the offer letter has to be at least 6 months. (If the new hire is aged 50 and above or disabled, then minimum contract period is 3 months)

*Other: consult Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 Customer Service team for detailed information and eligibility.

*Submit your application as soon as possible, so that your application gets to be processed as soon as possible. 

Step by Step Guide of Application for Organizations

Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 How to Apply Step by Step Guide

(A) Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 and 3.0 

(B) myFUTUREJOBS portal as employer

(C) Perkeso ASSIST portal as employer 

  1. SSM / ROC / ROS Business Registration Number verified by Bank
  2. Perkeso ASSIST Employer Number
  3. Employee details (Name and IC number)
  4. Offer Letter for each employee/ Contract of Service 
  5. Employer’s bank account information (copy of the front page of the Bank Statement with employer’s name, bank account number, and bank’s name)
  6. Employee Verification Form signed by the employee.
  7. Certificate / Self-declaration by the employer if the employee belongs to the vulnerable group

Upload the files required on the portal according to the requirements.

Login and post job on MyFutureJob portal as an employer:

A step-by-step manual for MyFutureJob portal is available here

Get your new hire from myFutureJobs, or ask your existing new hire after 15 June, 2021 to create an account on MyFutureJobs portal. 

Make sure your new hire apply for the job you’ve created. 

Visit Penjana Kerjaya 3.0 Website and submit the forms and documents accordingly.


Step-by-step guide for the application process is available here.

Wait for the application to be processed. 

Make sure you add the employer information to the system accordingly.

Upon approval, salary incentive will be debited into your business bank account as long as you have paid for your contribution every month.

If you have any question regarding your application, feel free to contact Perkeso for more information.

PERKESO: 03-8091 5300 / 1-300-22-8000 or email

Follow the steps here to submit application for Training for your employees.

Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 Hiring Incentive 2021 - Step 1


Search for “The Center of Applied Data Science” for Data Science and Business Analytics training for your employees. 

Programs we offer are:

(1) 7 days Enterprise Data Practitioner worth RM4,000

(2) 11 days Advanced Enterprise Data Practitioner worth RM6,000

(3) 11 days Associate Enterprise Data Analyst worth RM6,000

You will be notified if the approval is rejected or approved. 

CADS will contact you for approved training. We will advice the upcoming course schedule for your employee to attend.

Here are some useful links to guide you on the application process

Claim Up to RM6,000 worth of Business Analytics & Data Science Training for Your New Hires

To help organizations by the outbreak, the CADS program is recognized under the Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 and 3.0 program to add data science and analytics skills to groom future-ready talents to move the business online.  

Allow your employees to develop skills, knowledge, and fluency in the business skills they need to excel.

Download Program Brochure
7 days EDP:
11 days AEDP:
11 days AEDA:

*Seats and training funds are limited. First-come-first-serve basis.​​

The courses above are approved and registered for application on the Penjana Kerjaya website. 

EDP: HIT8456



No. Rujukan: PERKESO.600-7/12/1/TheCenterofAppliedDataScienceSdnBhd(471).

If you need further guidance on the application process, we are here to help! Fill in the form below and we shall advise you with the next steps to take.

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