The world’s largest manufacturer of gloves, Top Glove Corporation Bhd (Top Glove) has committed to provide a broad range of career choices for Malaysia’s Technical and Vocational Training and Education (TVET) graduates.

Top Glove in a statement said, accordingly out of the 9,000 vacancies, 2,300 job opportunities have been allocated for local TVET graduates across its Malaysian operations including Klang, Shah Alam, Kluang, Kota Bahru, Kulim, Ipoh, Banting and Negeri Sembilan.

“The recruitment initiative is also expected to narrow the country’s unemployment gap as a result of the ongoing pandemic.

“For this year 2021, the company has planned monthly Virtual Career Fairs with the next event scheduled to take place on Saturday, 20 February 2021.

“We also expects to increase the frequency of these fairs to twice a month, as needed,” it said.

In January 2021, the company launched a recruitment drive offering some 9,000 positions for Malaysians, a 30 per cent increase from its 7,000 new hires in 2020.

This recruitment drive is in line with Top Glove’s strategic expansion plans, which will see its production capacity increase by over 25 per cent in 2021, to cater to the increase in global glove demand.

The company also continues to further automate and digitalise its operations, creating the need for more skilled workers.