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Bringing career matching services deeper within heartlands to help Singaporeans access jobs and skills opportunities

First eight satellite SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres launched in first wave roll-out

Singapore, 21 June 2020 – From 1 July 2020, residents in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong West, Sengkang, Woodlands and Yishun will have easier access to career matching services and advice with the roll-out of the first wave of SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres (SGUJSC). Minister for Manpower, Mrs Josephine Teo announced the roll-out of the SGUJSC today during a visit to Keat Hong Community Club, where an SGUJSC has been set up.

2          As the Government creates a wider range of opportunities for jobseekers through the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, these satellite career centres will bring those opportunities closer to jobseekers by providing information on jobs and training and helping them find the most suitable pathway based on their needs. The implementation of the SGUJSC supports the National Jobs Council’s efforts to mobilise the tripartite partners’ networks and schemes to maximise support for jobseekers and help them take full advantage of the scaled-up opportunities.

3          Working in close partnership with NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), and People’s Association (PA), Workforce Singapore (WSG) will set up the SGUJSC at selected Community Clubs and other suitable locations across all 24 HDB towns. The roll out of the SGUJSC will be done in three phases, with phases 2 and 3 slated for 1 Aug and 15 Aug respectively. Please refer to Annex A for the locations of the SGUJSC.

4          Jobseekers turning up at the SGUJSC will meet a WSG Career Ambassador who can provide career advisory and guidance on the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. They will also help those who require more in-depth and tailored career coaching services to make an appointment at the nearest career centre, i.e. WSG’s Careers Connect or NTUC’s e2i centres.

5          Close to 100 Career Ambassadors will be deployed across the 24 SGUJSC. To meet the increase in manpower needs, WSG will tap on various recruitment channels, including the SGUnited Jobs Initiative, to hire Career Ambassadors. Each newly hired Career Ambassador will undergo training to be equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to provide jobseekers with timely and relevant career advice.

6          An extension to the existing suite of Career Matching Services, the SGUJSC will help to temporarily boost the ground employment outreach and facilitation efforts, especially at community touchpoints. It complements the existing network of career services centres operated by WSG, NTUC’s e2i and WSG-appointed career matching partners, as well as Careers Connect On-the-Go (CCOTG). The latter will soon resume operations as the nation eases into Phase 2 of Singapore’s reopening, and deployment details will be made available when ready. Those who prefer to self-help can access the latest industry insights, labour market information and career profiling tools at their own convenience through MyCareersFuture.sg. They can also browse jobs listed on the portal and tap on its smart search services to narrow their search to jobs that best fit their skillsets.

7          Jobseekers requiring career assistance are encouraged to tap on the expansive suite of Career Matching Services, which is tailored to help them gain greater clarity in their career direction, develop their careers, and be equipped with the tools to take advantage of new career opportunities.

8          Mr Tan Choon Shian, WSG’s Chief Executive said, “We understand the anxieties and concerns Singaporeans have over jobs and livelihood in this season. We are therefore working closely with our partners to set up the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres deeper within the heartlands to reach more Singaporeans, guide them in tapping the scaled-up opportunities, and embark on new pathways that will fulfil their career aspirations even amidst this COVID19 storm. With the strong support from our partners, we will go through this trying time with Singaporeans and emerge stronger together.”

For media queries, please contact:

Esther Chan

Senior Manager, Workforce Singapore

9188 8251

esther_chan@wsg.gov.sg


About Workforce Singapore

Workforce Singapore promotes the development, competitiveness, inclusiveness, and employability of all levels of the workforce. Its key mission is to enable Singaporeans to meet their career aspirations, take on quality jobs at different stages of life, and help enterprises be competitive and manpower-lean. Workforce Singapore’s focus is on strengthening the Singaporean core and ensuring that Singaporeans are able to have better jobs and careers. Workforce Singapore, in partnership with key stakeholders, also provides support to business owners and companies to enable them to transform and grow, while building a future-ready workforce. Visit www.wsg.gov.sg for more information.

Glossary and Translations

Josephine Teo

Minister for Manpower

杨莉明,人力部长

Zaqy Mohamad

Minister of State for Manpower

扎吉哈,人力部政务部长

Tan Choon Shian

Chief Executive, Workforce Singapore

陈俊祥,局长,劳动力发展局 (简称劳发局)

Careers Connect

职业联系站

Careers Connect On-The-Go

流动职业联系站

SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres

“新心相连”就业与技能中心

Career Coach

职业辅导员

Career Ambassador

职业旅程大使

MyCareersFuture.sg

职业前程配对

   Annex A: Details of the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres (SGUJSC)

The following lists the locations and the towns in which the SGUJSCs will be rolled out in phases 1, 2 and 3 respectively.

Phase 1 (1 July 2020)

Phase 2 (1 Aug 2020)

Phase 3 (15 Aug 2020)

  • Boon Lay CC
  • Bukit Batok CC
  • Cheng San CC
  • Kampong Chai Chee CC
  • Keat Hong CC
  • Marsiling CC
  • Nee Soon South CC
  • Sengkang CC
  • Bukit Merah
  • Geylang
  • Hougang
  • Pasir Ris
  • Punggol
  • Tampines
  • Toa Payoh
  • Bishan
  • Bukit Panjang
  • Clementi
  • Jurong East
  • Kallang/Whampoa
  • Queenstown
  • Sembawang
  • Serangoon

As the 24th HDB town, Tengah is still being developed, WSG is assessing and working with our partners to identify the location of the 24th SGUJSC. More details will be available closer to date.