The minimum wage was raised to help relieve staff’s cost of living in the city.
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The Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) is implementing a RM2,500 minimum wage for its full-time staff.
The salary is 40% more than the government mandate, which comes into effect on 1 May.
KLCC general manager Alan Pryor said the decision was made at a recent town hall session to help relieve the staff’s cost of living and welfare in the city.
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.KLCC general manager Alan Pryor
Pryor added that the hospitality sector was facing a huge manpower shortage while Malaysia has opened its doors to international events and tourists.
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.KLCC general manager Alan Pryor
KLCC is also actively hiring 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.
New Straits Times reported that the centre is currently preparing to welcome 117 business and entertainment events up to December this year.