MONDAY, MARCH 25, 1991
BRIGHTER JOB HOPES FOR THE DISABLED
Sun. - The shortage of production operators has increased demand for
the physically handicapped to work in factories in Perak.
Idris Shah Foundation for the Disabled chairman Tan Sri V. Jeyaratnam
said last year 30 factories had offered jobs to the disabled.
far this year, nine factories have requested for physically handicapped
workers to fill vacancies."
augurs well for the future of the disabled," said Tan Sri Jeyaratnam.
indicated the factories recognise that such people can also contribute
positively to society," he said.
recently helped place 12 physically handicapped workers in furniture,
garment, plastic and glove factories here.
are involved in the production assemblyline, furniture-making and clerical
duties. One of them has also been employed as a security guard and another
as a cashier with a club.
Jeyaratnam said most of the 12 who obtained jobs with the foundation
were polio victims.
their legs are affected. They are able to use their hands to do the
tasks given to them," he said.
Jeyaratnam said in some cases the foundation had in the past arranged
transportation for workers who faced problems commuting to their place
with factories, which have employed the physically handicapped, showed
their performance was not lacking when compared to others.
are also being paid the same wages and considered like other normal
glove factory here, Safeskin Corporation (M) Sdn Bhd, is employing six
physically handicapped workers on its production line.
manager K. Nagappen said the workers were coping well and did not face
manufacturing factory in Sri Manjung, Mattel (KL) Sdn Bhd, is employing
four physically handicapped workers, trained by the Manjung Welfare
Association for the physically disabled.
were also said to be coping well and were able to perform their tasks
with little problems.