In the midst of economic turbulence, prominent local retailer, Mydin Holdings (Mydin), offers some hope to the job market after announcing its plan to open up more than 1,000 job vacancies.
As other companies are closing down, laying off and retrenching people, the company is doing the exact opposite and will be opening 2 new outlets in Melaka and Kedah. The 1,000 positions are to be based in these 2 outlets.
They figured out, with bad economy, consumers will be more selective and will opt to shop goods sold at lower price, and the company is offering just that.
The new stores will be launched respectively on April and June this year.
Various job vacancies will be offered in the next coming few months as Mydin prepares to penetrate a broader market and elevate its status as the preferred hypermarket chain. In fact, it has begun interviewing job candidates in Melaka who have recently become the victims of retrenchment. They include the recently laid off Panasonic workers.
Jobs to be offered will be related to the retail operation such as purchasing, procurement, warehousing, admin and back office operation.
Mydin started as a small grocery shop in Kelantan, and today has grown into becoming one of the largest supermarket chains in the country. At the height of its fame, the retailer opened up its largest supermarket in Kuala Terengganu in 2007, dramatically changing the scene and the lifestyle of the people in the eastern coast town.