How to Apply for PENJANA KERJAYA 2.0 Hiring Incentive

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Leverage Government's PENJANA KERJAYA Hiring Incentive Upskilling And Reskilling Program To Future-proof Talents In The Economic Uncertainties Post-COVID-19

As of November 2020, there were more than 90,000 job losses reported to Socso.

The chaotic response to the Covid-19 has hit business hard. The virus is super lethal that it has forced more than 30,000 businesses in Malaysia to shut its door. 

The road to business recovery caused by COVID-19 is bumpy. 

The Malaysia government under the Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara (PENJANA) / Short-Term Economic Recovery Plan announced the Hiring Incentive Program (Penjana Kerjaya) which is an economic recovery initiative under the Ministry of Human Resources, administered by Social Security Organization’s (Socso) Employment Services to promote job creation among employers while increasing employment prospect. 

Organizations are encouraged to take advantage of the assistance provided to jump-start their automation and digitalization journey while braving the MCO and post-MCO economic climate uncertainties. 


RM 2,000,000,000 Government Salary & Upskilling Incentive available until June 30, 2021

Key benefits
*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 2.0 Perkeso 2021 | Eligibility Criteria

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

For Organizations
* New hires after 21 Dec 2020 with salary minimum RM1,500

*For contract staffs, the contract period in the offer letter has to be at least 1 year

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

*Other: consult Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 Customer Service team for detailed information and eligibility.

Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 Hiring Incentive 2021 - Who Can Apply | Criteria
Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 Hiring Incentive 2021 - Who Can Apply | Criteria

Step by Step Guide of Application for Organizations

Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 Organization Registration Flow Chart
  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

Login and post job on MyFutureJob portal as employer:

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

Get your employee to register as job seeker and apply for the job you posted. 

Visit Penjana Kerjaya 2.0 Website and submit the forms and documents accordingly.


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

Wait for the application to be processed. 

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 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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