“Homeworking” are working from home concept. It is referring to the “the works offered by the company either directly or through the third party by the individual or group in the specific premises which used as a working operation”. As an example, housewives are able to perform cloth ironing or folding for suitable factory. The payment are made base on the related work accomplishment.
This program will be able to resolve the shortage of labour faced by various sectors. The structuring program and which can be widely implemented will able to become an alternative approach to much dependence of foreign workers. The International Labour Organization (ILO) was given an attention into this situation since year 1995 and this kind of programs was properly practices in developed countries such as France, Japan, United kingdom and United States of America. The developing country like Malaysia shall taking into same approach toward as a developed country.
Various activities will be organised by the Labour Department in the whole year which focusing to the target group in Kuala Lumpur, Melacca, Perak, Johore, Kelantan and Terengganu. The Labour Department also responsible to identify those potential companies or manufacturing or those has done the home working concept. Those identified companies are the small and medium industries whereby most of the implementation processes are involve the light works such as packaging, suture, product assemble, crafts, weave and food products.
Homeworking program are design in compose manners and widely to be implemented, as an option to avoid too much depending to foreign workers. Most of small and medium industries which allocate light works such as packaging, suture, product assemble, food product producing are highly potential in homeworking approach.
To encourage the targeting group participation in labour market and flexible work method, the government gazettes the Part Time Regulations under Employment Act 1955. The effort to encourage part time employment will contribute to state economy activities which parallel with the provided incentive under Ten Malaysian Plans. The work method such as homeworking, part time work and flexible working time were put under encouragement. Further more, the local manpower participation are able to be improved and those female labour will properly utilized.
The department will create the cooperation with all employers and perform the promotion program to establish PAKK based on industry needs. These activities are able to fulfill the corporate social responsibilities requirements which toward the care Malaysian citizens. The effort to encourage the part time employment will contribute to Malaysia’s economic activities which parallel with the incentives under Tenth Malaysia Plans. These policy and flexible work practices will encourage the retired Malaysian peoples to give continuity contribution to our economic, especially in related sectors and employments which acquired their skills and experiences. The Labour Department will activate related promotions and cooperation activities with related employers and government agencies to ensure this activity being performed accordingly.