(15th Nov) – Since the 1970s, Penang has been transformed from a seaport to a semiconductor research, development and manufacturing hub and is regarded as the Silicon Valley of the East. The establishment of giant Multinational Companies (MNC) such as Intel, Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Hitachi (now Renesas Electronics), Robert Bosch, Clarion, Hewlett-Packard (HP) (now Agilent Technologies and Keysight Technologies), Litronix (now Osram Opto Semiconductors), and National Semiconductor have set a strong foundation in the Penang semiconductor industries. Since then, the growth has not slowed down but has grown tremendously with the latest additions such as Lam Research, Dexcom, Ultra Clean Technology (UCT) and etc. (Reference source: InvestPenang)
As our nation is moving forward with the post-pandemic recovery plan, a lot of companies in Penang are starting to hire talented engineers to keep their operations running. “We have a large profile of investors who are willing to invest in Penang and we want young talents to remain here in Penang” said Mr. Tony Yeoh, CEO of Digital Penang. “That is why we reach out to JobRewards, because we need them to help these companies to hire good engineers to join them,” he added.
“First of all, we are honored to be invited by Digital Penang in this discussion. We are also glad that we can provide our best services in this massive project” said Mr. Adam Tan, CEO of JobRewards. “Actually, we have been working closely with universities around Penang, such as USM, UNIMAP, UTAR and others, to direct them to the Silicon Valley of the East. We also have a strong team to source talented engineers throughout Malaysia” said Adam.
JobRewards proceeded to discuss their commitment to also help local startups which are willing to open their offices in Penang to hire talented engineers including Python and Java developers and others such as mobile app and game developers. Digital Penang is also looking forward to more solidified plans such as candidates profiling and upskilling programs with JobRewards in the future.