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Micron Malaysia aims to hire 50 persons with disabilities in 2021

Micron Malaysia aims to hire 50 persons with disabilities in 2021

This is part of the firm's commitment to The Valuable 500, in a move to further advance disability inclusion in its workforce. As at end-January, it has already recruited and trained 36 hearing-impaired operators.

Micron Malaysia has set a target of employing 50 team members with disabilities in 2021, it announced on Thursday (18 February). As at end-January this year, the firm has already recruited and trained 36 hearing-impaired operators in its workforce.

Commenting on this, Amarjit Singh Sandhu, Micron's Vice President of Assembly and Test, said: "At Micron, our commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion (DEI) supports our vision of enriching life for all.

"“We have made powerful commitments for 2021 and will continue to grow our culture of inclusion within the communities we live, work and play in."

This move comes following Micron's recent entry into The Valuable 500, a global community of over 400 CEOs who are revolutionising disability inclusion through business leadership.

As part of this ongoing commitment, the formation of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) within Micron has seen team members embrace diversity and inclusion across its workforce in Malaysia. Launched in October 2019, Micron's first ERG for team members with disabilities, Capable, aims to cultivate a work environment that welcomes people of all abilities and provides access to resources, technical assistance and support to ensure they can perform their best work.

"Micron has always been committed to creating equal opportunities for everyone," said Moorthy Murugaiah, Director, Malaysia Country Human Resource Business Partner, Micron. "We’ve made significant progress ever since we embarked on our DEI journey here in Malaysia, where our team members are creating communities of understanding through their involvement in ERGs such as the Capable, Micron Women Leader’s Network and Micron Young Professionals.

"As we continue creating an inclusive culture for all our team members, one of our key focuses continues to be on hiring people with disabilities within the Malaysian community."

The firm is currently working with the Malaysian government and Social Security Organisation under the PenjanaKerjaya 2.0 hiring incentive programme, to provide equal job opportunities to individuals with disabilities from "all walks of life", he added.

Micron Malaysia has also successfully launched a programme to recruit and train 36 new operators with hearing impairment at their sites in Muar, Johor as well as Prai, Penang. Through this, the HR team has partnered with an external agency and marshalled internal resources to create an inclusive environment for the new team members, through staff training in sign language and the installation of enhanced notification systems.

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