The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) will be implementing a minimum wage of RM2,500 for its full-time staff, said KLCC general manager Alan Pryor.
This is 40% more than the government’s new minimum wage policy, which comes into effect on 1 May.
Speaking to NST, Pryor said the decision was made at a recent town hall session as they aimed to help relieve the staff’s cost of living and welfare in the city.
“Building on our commitment to protecting our team members’ welfare and well-being, our minimum wage revision factors in the rising cost of living in Kuala Lumpur.”
“Our team members are our greatest asset and as we resume business in full capacity after two years, this decision is not only timely but also the right one,” he said.
Pryor also said that the hospitality sector faced a huge manpower shortage while Malaysia opened its doors to international events and tourists back to its shores.
“In the aftermath of Covid-19, we are dealing with a reduced supply chain, decreasing workforce and stiff competition locally and regionally. Improved wage and compensation policies need to be implemented industry-wide to attract fresh talent and to boost current staff morale.” he added.
Meanwhile, KLCC is also actively ecruiting part-timers to join its Ambassador Programme that provides a complimentary Basic Food Handler course, refresher training allowance, Socso and EPF contributions, flexible working schedule, uniform, duty meal, and night shift transport allowance.
It is also currently preparing to welcome 117 business and entertainment events up to December this year.
Among the upcoming events include Mega Careers & Study Fair (15th Edition), International Congress on Infectious Diseases (ICID) 2022, International Conference on Tropical Agriculture (ICTA) 2022, International Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symposium (IGARSS) 2022, Asia Turbomachinery & Pump Symposium (ATPS) 2022; 3rd Asia Optometric Congress 2022 and International Medical Exhibition & Conference (IMEC EXPO) 2022.