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NTUC aims to help 35,000 find better jobs

Posted by jtsmyth8 on January 30, 2008

35,000 Singaporeans will be given a leg-up by the labour movement to chart new careers or get better-paying jobs. This target, announced by labour chief Lim Swee Say during the National Trades Union Congress’s annual workplan seminar on Tuesday, marks a significant increase over the 26,800 it reached out to last year.

Among those who stand to gain include low-wage earners, those who have left the workforce such as housewives and retirees, as well as professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs).

Many of them will be hot-housed at the upcoming Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). A one-stop shop for skills upgrading, job placement and career consulting, among other services, the centre will be officially opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Friday.

The cogwheels of assistance for such groups have been in motion since last year, when the labour movement implemented a host of programs to help them secure jobs. (story)


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