Adecco employment agency named first placement partner of SGUnited Jobs and Skills

SINGAPORE: The employment agency Adecco Personnel has been appointed to help local job seekers obtain opportunities under the SGUnited employment and skills package, the Ministry of Manpower said. Work (MOM) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) Monday March 22.

Adecco is SGUnited Jobs and Skills’s first such placement partner, and the appointment will be for one year, MOM and WSG said in a press release.

“With this appointment, local job seekers who need more specialized assistance in their job search will now have an additional possibility of accessing professional career matching services and opportunities, tailored to their needs. skills and aspirations, ”the statement said.

As part of the Placement Partners initiative, selected employment agencies which “have demonstrated their ability to hire fairly” will be appointed to help local job seekers obtain opportunities under the SGUnited package for jobs and skills, MOM and WSG said.

This complements existing government job matching efforts and increases overall placement capacity, they said.

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Placement Partners will receive honoraria to help mature job seekers, long-term job seekers or people with disabilities secure qualifying jobs, internships and assignments.

They should put in place “dedicated measures” to help these job seekers to do so.

Adecco, headquartered in Switzerland, has more than 64 years of global experience in facilitating employment, said MOM and WSG.

Eligible job seekers can contact Adecco online.

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“We understand the anxieties that job seekers face during this difficult time, especially for vulnerable groups,” said WSG Director General Mr. Tan Choon Shian.

“To expand our ability to match jobs, we recognize that employment agencies are key labor market intermediaries with specialized expertise in job matching that will help bridge the gap between employers and applicants. employment.

“We certainly hope that job seekers will make full use of these services to facilitate and shorten the duration of their job search.”

The SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package received an additional S $ 5.4 billion boost in the 2021 budget to support the hiring of 200,000 locals and provide up to 35,000 internship and job opportunities. training this year.

The support program was first launched in May last year to help Singaporean workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nearly 76,000 people were placed in jobs, internships, internships and vocational training opportunities at the end of December last year, Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said in his 2021 budget speech .