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TalentCorp Kicks Off 2013 Outreach Series To Link Malaysian Professionals Abroad To Opportunities At Home

Kuala Lumpur, 4 February 2013 - Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp) kicked off its outreach programme for 2013 through a series of networking sessions in the Middle East and the United Kingdom (UK) recently. Connecting Malaysian professionals overseas with companies driving Malaysia’s economic transformation, these sessions provide them the ideal platform to explore the scope for collaboration and professional opportunities available in Malaysia.

On 2 February 2013, TalentCorp held a Professionals Networking Dinner at the Lancaster Terrace in London which linked more than 120 Malaysian professionals with representatives from Malaysia’s leading companies in key economic sectors such as Financial Services, Hospitality & Tourism, Oil & Gas, and Electrical & Electronics. These include Maybank, SP Setia and the Iskandar Regional Development Authority (IRDA). The session also provided a good opportunity for the diaspora to connect with the latest updates on Malaysia.

TalentCorp will also hold several student engagement sessions in the UK throughout this month. These will be held at King’s College, University College London and Imperial College, University of Warwick, University of Nottingham, University of Sheffield, University of Edinburgh and the London School of Economics. “This year, in addition to strengthening our linkages with Malaysians abroad such as those in the UK, we will continue to expand our outreach programmes and leverage on social media tools to make more of our diaspora aware of the richness and availability of career opportunities at home,” said Johan Mahmood Merican, Chief Executive Officer of TalentCorp.

Earlier in mid-January, TalentCorp met Malaysian professionals working in Muscat and Doha through networking events organised with the Malaysian embassies in Oman and Qatar respectively. Marking TalentCorp’s first engagement with the Malaysian diaspora in these two countries, these sessions enabled them to learn more about TalentCorp’s work and the myriad opportunities available to them to participate in the country’s economic transformation.

Armed with a greater understanding of the profiles of the Malaysian professionals in Oman and Qatar, TalentCorp plans to return to the Middle East in March together with Malaysian companies in Healthcare, Construction and Oil & Gas to connect the diaspora to professional opportunities in these sectors. For further information on TalentCorp’s Outreach and Engagement programmes or to register for any of the events, please visit www.talentcorp.com.my or www.myworklife.my

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Members of the Media may contact the TalentCorp’s Communications Unit at tel no. 03-78397051 (Mariena Malek) / 03 78397053 (Syaheeda Hasbullah) or fax no. 03-78397001 or e-mail: mariena@talentcorp.com.my / syaheeda.hasbullah@talentcorp.com.my

About Talent Corporation Malaysia Berhad (TalentCorp):

TalentCorp was established on 1 January 2011 under the Prime Minister’s Department to formulate and facilitate initiatives to attract, retain and nurture talents in support of the country’s Economic Transformation Programme (ETP). Collaborating closely with employers in priority economic sectors, TalentCorp develops demand-driven initiatives focused on three main talent supply segments, specifically Malaysians in Malaysia, Malaysians abroad and global talent.

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