43,710 workers enlisted on opening day
Technical error impedes registration at some unionsStaff Correspondent
Union information service centres in Dhaka and Barisal divisions enlisted 43,710 applicants for Malaysian jobs on Sunday, the opening day for the registration of workers, officials said.
They said 36,211 aspirants were enlisted in Dhaka division and 7499 others in Barisal division.
Registration of workers from Dhaka and Barisal divisions would continue until Tuesday, they said.
Spirants are enlisted at the union centres from 9 AM to 5 PM each day, they said.
Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training director Nurul Islam told New Age on Sunday that following detection of technical problem in a handful of centres local officials were asked to enlist the workers at neighbouring union information centres.
Mustakim, 22, a job seeker, said the union information centre at Jahangirpur union in Mymensingh district, from where he comes, could not enlist the aspirants due to non-connectivity with internet.
He said the service providers asked 150 applicants that they would be enlisted on Monday. He said aspirants’ filled in forms were collected by the service providers.
Aspirant Ajim Uddin, 35, told New Age at Dilalpur union in Kishoreganj district, from where he comes, the union information service could enlist only 20 or 25 workers, due to slow process of registration.
A lone computer operator was engaged to enlist 150 workers who waited in the queue, he added.
Aspirants would be selected for jobs in Malaysia through lottery to be held on January 16 at deputy commissioners’ offices.
Malaysia is set to recruit 10,000 workers for its plantation sector in the first phase.
Selected workers would be informed through SMS.
would have to collect confirmation cards from the local union information service centre.
The confirmation card would provide the name of the technical training centre where a selected worker would have to attend an orientation course, the place and date of interview for admission to the course, and the documents he or she needs to bring for scrutiny by a committee.
Following clearance by a scrutiny committee, the workers will receive medical slips for undergoing health tests.
Those who pass the health tests would take part in a 10-day orientation course.
If a worker faces any problem in getting registered at local union information service centre, he or she could get registered at the local union centre following direction from the local administration.
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