Loob Holding, the company behind popular F&B brands including Tealive, Ko Ko Kai, Gindaco and Define Food, has announced plans to hire 1,200 to 1,500 more workers over the next two years.
In a press statement, the company noted that this is in line with an aggressive expansion programme for its brands. This includes the addition of 250 outlets of its flagship brand, Tealive, over the next two years, bringing the total to 500 outlets in Malaysia by mid-2021.
"This means for Tealive alone, we will need over 1,200 workers given an average of five workers per outlet," said Chief Executive Officer Bryan Loo, after bagging the Malaysia Best Employer Brand Award, by the Employer Branding Institute.
He added when Loob created Tealive with a mission to spread a modern-day tea culture among Malaysians, it also had an objective of creating more job opportunities for Malaysians.
On how the company is an attractive workplace for budding entrepreneurs, Loo said: "As entrepreneurship is one of the core values within Loob as an organisation, it’s only natural that we try to nurture more F&B entrepreneurs from within our ranks. This, we are doing through our human capital policies and talent management programmes.
"Having picked up these skills at Loob, we are confident the young and talented will be able to pursue their dream of having their very own F&B business in future. We’re happy to give them a head-start."
Walking the talk, Loo revealed the organisation has recently collaborated with Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) to place graduates at Tealive outlets for hands-on experience in managing stores.
In conjunction with this, Tealive has also signed a collaborative pact with Petronas to open 300 Tealive stores within Petronas KedaiMesra shops in three years.
Loob has also signed a collaborative agreement with the Arau Community College in Perlis to provide apprenticeship for its students enrolled in the Food Processing and Quality Control certificate programme.
Loob will provide transport and accommodation for the students through the duration of the training at Tealive outlets. The first batch of students have already been deployed at selected Tealive outlets while the next batch of 60 will come on board in December 2019.
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