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Expansion of Workforce Singapore's Career Matching Services with the Appointment of Overseas Career Matching Providers

Singapore, 6 April 2017 – To extend Workforce Singapore’s (WSG) reach to local Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET) jobseekers and minimise missed matches in the labour market, WSG is appointing two private sector placement providers as Career Matching Providers to help expand WSG’s suite of Career Matching Services under a two-year pilot. 

Under the Adapt and Grow initiative, a Career Matching Provider will complement existing Career Matching Services provided by WSG as well as NTUC’s Employability and Employment Institute (e2i). The appointment of Career Matching Providers strengthens WSG and e2i’s overall capacity to serve local jobseekers who are unemployed and actively looking for jobs, or seeking career transitions and professional career guidance.

Similar to services provided at WSG Career Centres and NTUC’s e2i centres, Career Matching Providers will help eligible jobseekers with customised career advisory and coaching sessions. This will enable them to assess their fit for certain job roles and industry, based on their work experiences, skills, interests and capabilities. Jobseekers will gain access to industry knowledge and insights and receive coaching in resume preparation, managing of interviews and profiling themselves to prospective employers to highlight their strengths.

The selection of a Career Matching Provider was based on the provider’s focus, track record and capabilities in matching active jobseekers to jobs. Under this pilot, both providers will localise their know-how and assistance models to help local unemployed PMETs get back into the workforce.

The first provider, Ingeus Pte Ltd, commenced operations on 3 April at the Lifelong Learning Institute, while the second provider will start operations at the end of the second quarter of 2017.

Jobseekers who approach WSG Career Centres or NTUC’s e2i centres for Career Matching Services will be assigned to the Career Matching Providers on a randomised basis. Only unemployed PMET jobseekers who have been actively searching for jobs for at least three months or have been made redundant may be assigned to the Career Matching Providers.

Mr Tan Choon Shian, Chief Executive of Workforce Singapore, said: “WSG is constantly seeking ways to facilitate more effective job matching between jobseekers and hiring employers. This pilot demonstrates WSG’s commitment to create more avenues and intensify efforts and to assist active PMET jobseekers who face challenges in their job search journey.”

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