Over 1,000 firms in Johor have closed due to Covid-19 with loss of almost 12,000 jobs

Since the Covid-19 outbreak has swept the country last year, a total number of 1,003 employers in the state of Johor have closed their doors to the public.

As a result, the Johor legislative assembly heard today that about 12,231 people had been laid off from their jobs.

Datuk Mohd Izhar Ahmad, head of the State Investment, Entrepreneur Development, and Human Resource Committee, revealed that a total of 739 businesses shut down last year.

The remaining number of 264 were businesses that have ceased operations so far this year.

He stated that a total of 12,231 workers were affected or retrenched during the same period, the figure includes those who were involved in the closure of their individual employers’ activities or enterprises.

Mohd Izhar stated in his closing remarks that according to the Johor Manpower Department’s retrenchment report, there are 9,512 people who have lost their jobs last year, and there a total of 2,719 workers have lost jobs so far this year.

https://www.theasianaffairs.com/over-1000-firms-in-johor-have-closed-due-to-covid-19-with-loss-of-almost-12000-jobs/

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