What is PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 Hiring Incentive?

PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 is an enhancement to the Hiring Incentive Programme that has been carried out prior to this. All hiring starting 15 June 2021 are eligible to apply for PenjanaKerjaya 3.0

Apprenticeship Less than
40 years
More than
40 years old
Incentive Rate RM800 - RM1000 40% monthly pay
to the employer
60% monthly pay
to the employer
Maximum Payment RM4,800 within
6 months
RM4,000 per month RM6,000 per month
Training Assistance Up to RM4,000 Up to RM7,000
Minimum Wage RM1,200 RM1,500
Service Contract Company Minimum 3-6 months Minimum 12 months
Mobility Assistance RM500 for a distance of less than 100km from a place of residence
RM1,000 for distance 100km and above
Duration 3-6 months 6 months
Unemployed/ Those who have lost their jobs Vulnerable Groups Malaysianisation
Incentive Rate 40% of monthly wages to employer 60% of monthly wages to employer 40% of wages is credited
to the employer's account and
20% will be paid directly to the employee
Maximum Payment RM4,000 per month RM6,000 per month RM4,000 to employer,
RM2,000 to employees
Training Assistance Up to RM7,000
Minimum Wage RM1,500 and above RM1,200 and above
Service Contract Company Minimum 12 months Minimum 6 months Minimum 12 months
Mobility Assistance RM500 for a distance of less than 100km from a place of residence
RM1,000 for distance 100km and above
Duration 6 months

Who is eligible to apply for PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 Hiring Incentive?

  • Employers from all industries registered with SOCSO except sole proprietorship employers :
    1. Employers registered with SSM before 1 January 2021 or other authorities such as ROS, ROB, Local Authorities etc
    2. Public sector employers, federal and state statutory bodies, statutory bodies with separate remuneration scheme, local authorities (PBT), are eligible for the Apprenticeship category
  • Employees who are eligible for PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 are as follows:
  • Apprenticeship Less than 40 years old More than 40 years old
    Eligibility School leavers/graduates
    aged 18-30 years old
    16-39 years old 40 years and above
    Unemployed Vulnerable Groups Malaysianisation
    Eligibility
    • Beneficiaries of the Employee Insurance Scheme
    • Individuals including graduates who are unemployed for more than 180 days
    • Individuals who have never contributed to SOCSO
    • People with Disabilities (PWDs)
    • Participants of the Return to Work (RTW) Programme
    • Ex-inmates
    • The Hardcore Poor
    Replacement of positions offered to local workers to replace foreign workers

How to apply for PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 Hiring Incentive?

  • The application date for the PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 incentive is 15 July 2021 to 31 December 2021
  • The required documents to apply for PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 are as follows:
    1. 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);
    2. Employer’s business registration number verified by the bank (Business Registration Number - BRN);
    3. Employee Verification Form signed by the employee;
    4. Employee’s bank account information (copy of the front page of the Bank Statement with employee’s name, bank account number, identity card number, and bank’s name);
  • Documents that need to be submitted if requested by SOCSO officers:
    1. Certificate / Self-declaration by the employer if the employee belongs to the vulnerable group (listed in Table 1 in the PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 Hiring Incentive FAQ).
    2. Contract of service for the new employee(s) (a copy must be kept as proof).
    3. Statutory Declaration Form
    4. Proof of contribution to the EPF for newly hired employees
  • Employers may apply and check their application status at the PenjanaKerjaya Portal
  • For further details, visit the PenjanaKerjaya 3.0 Hiring Incentive FAQ.