First SGUnited Jobs and Skills Placement Partner appointed to provide specialised assistance to local jobseekers

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) have appointed Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd (“Adecco”), an employment agency (EA) with over 64 years of global experience in employment facilitation, as the first SGUnited Jobs and Skills Placement Partner. With this appointment, local jobseekers who require more specialised assistance with their job search will now have an additional avenue to access professional career matching services and opportunities, catered to their skills and aspirations. 

Matching local jobseekers to available openings through Placement Partners

2               The SGUnited Jobs and Skills Placement Partners initiative complements the Government’s existing job matching efforts and augments overall placement capacity. Selected EAs that have demonstrated the ability to hire fairly will be appointed as Placement Partners, to help local jobseekers secure opportunities under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. The appointment of Placement Partners also recognises the important role EAs play in the labour market, given their extensive networks and expertise in job matching.

3               Appointed Placement Partners will receive fees for the placement of mature jobseekers, long-term unemployed jobseekers or persons with disabilities into qualifying jobs, traineeships and attachments. The Placement Partners are expected to put in place dedicated measures to help these jobseekers secure job, traineeship or attachment opportunities.

Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd to be Appointed as first SGUnited Jobs and Skills Placement Partner

4               Headquartered in Switzerland and established in Singapore since 1985, Adecco Personnel Pte Ltd was selected through an open tender. Its appointment will commence on 22 March 2021 for a duration of one year. In its capacity as a Placement Partner, Adecco will tap on its strong recruitment capabilities to career match and provide advisory to better showcase talent to employers. Adecco will also actively work with jobseekers to help them achieve greater success during their job search process. Finally, jobseekers will become part of the Adecco community in Singapore and will receive regular information on job opportunities, as well as career tips through workshops and Adecco’s digital platforms.  

5               Adecco’s foremost responsibility remains to recommend jobseekers who are a good fit for their client companies’ job positions. Beyond job matching, Adecco may also match jobseekers to qualifying traineeships and company attachments under the SGUnited Traineeships, SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways programmes and WSG’s Attach and Train programme to help them acquire new skills and boost their employability. Eligible jobseekers can approach Adecco through this link.

6               Mr Tan Choon Shian, Chief Executive of Workforce Singapore, said: “We empathise with the anxieties that jobseekers face during this difficult time, more so for the vulnerable groups. To expand our job matching capability, we recognise that employment agencies are key labour market intermediaries with specialised expertise in job matching that will help bridge the gap between employers and jobseekers. We certainly hope that jobseekers will make full use of such services to ease and shorten their job search duration.”

7               Ms Betul Genc, Country Manager, Singapore at the Adecco Group, said: “We have long recognised the importance of public and private partnerships. Adecco has been working closely with governments around the world to support them in their manpower and labour initiatives. This appointment is another testament of our ability to tap on our strong employer network in Singapore and our success of supporting candidates in fulfilling their career ambitions. We look forward to playing our part for the more vulnerable group of jobseekers and support initiatives of having a strong local future-ready workforce in Singapore.”

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For media queries, please contact: 

Davin Teo
Communications & Engagement DepartmentMinistry of Manpower


Tel: 97259883
Email: davin_teo@mom.gov.sg

Yeong Lai Lai
Corporate Marketing and Communications Division, Workforce Singapore

Tel: 9675 1043
Email: yeong_lai_lai@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.

About Adecco Singapore

Founded in Switzerland and established in Singapore since 1985, Adecco provides a comprehensive array of workforce solutions and consulting services which includes junior to mid-level talent acquisition, temporary and contract staffing, outsourcing, field sales and marketing as well as payroll services. Our expertise includes accounting & finance, admin & secretarial, banking, digital & eCommerce, education, engineering, events, healthcare & life sciences, human resources, legal, retail, sales & marketing, supply chain & logistics and technology.