As a pillar of Shangri-La’s Sustainability framework, Shangri-La recognizes that Our People are one of our most important assets. At Shangri-La, Kerry, Traders and Hotel Jen properties around the world, our colleagues celebrate and embrace their differences, including people with disabilities. On January 16, 2018, Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor put this value into action by participating in a state job fair to empower and employ people with disabilities.
Organized by the Johor Social Welfare Department and in collaboration with the Kulai District Office, the job fair welcomed people with disabilities who are interested in advancing their careers in hospitality, engineering and more. Over 20 companies participated in the job fair, and Hotel Jen was proud to represent the Shangri-La family.
Among the colleagues representing Hotel Jen, 34-year-old engineer Mohamad Ridwan Yahya was an inspiration to attendees. After suffering a serious road accident, Mohamad’s right hip was injured, but not his spirits. Mohamad holds a certificate in electrical engineering from the Construction Development Board and works as an electrician at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour.
Mohamad is just one of our many colleagues with disabilities with whom we are honored to work. Shangri-La is an equal opportunity employer and is proud to offer career opportunities to people with disabilities in our communities. The group has set a target to employ people with disabilities as 2 percent of our permanent headcount.
Congratulations to the team at Hotel Jen Puteri Harbour, Johor for embracing a supporting and inclusive work environment.
Read more about how the city of Johor Baru is empowering people with disabilities in The Star.