SINGAPORE – Regardless of the inexperienced gentle by the Nationwide Wages Council (NWC) for employers to chop wages to save lots of jobs, at the very least six firms that The Straits Occasions spoke to at a profession truthful on Saturday (Oct 17) didn’t really feel a necessity to take action.
As a substitute, these corporations – from numerous industries similar to meals and beverage, transportation and logistics – stated they need to rent amidst the weak labour market as a result of pandemic.
“Quite the opposite, the Covid-19 disaster has really introduced alternatives for us,” stated Mr Andrew Sim, who’s chief government officer of logistics agency J&T Categorical.
It’s because the corporate is using on the e-commerce sector, which continues to be rising quickly, added Mr Sim.
Mr Ray Legislation, a recruitment officer from safety companies supplier Certis, stated that the corporate is recruiting as safety companies are nonetheless in demand.
“Even for the Covid-19 (disaster), (whereas plenty of) outlets could also be closed… however their merchandise are nonetheless contained in the outlets,” he stated.
About 800 jobseekers attended the two-day profession truthful held at Our Tampines Hub, both nearly or in particular person. Those that went to the truthful waited in line for interviews whereas others consulted profession coaches or sought steerage from organisations similar to SkillsFuture Singapore.
Titled Profession Discovery @ North East, the job truthful which ended on Saturday, was organised by the North East Neighborhood Improvement Council (CDC), in collaboration with NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute.
A complete of 1,400 jobs had been on provide by 12 taking part firms and 27 retail tenants of Our Tampines Hub.
Among the many job vacancies, 280 had been for skilled, supervisor, government and technican (PMET) roles, together with positions in buyer companies and gross sales.
The opposite jobs out there are for auxillary cops, dental assistants, bakers and drivers.
Apart from the taking part employers, social businesses and organisations similar to Mendaki additionally had cubicles at Our Tampines Hub.
Representatives from the Ministry of Social and Household Improvement’s Social Service Workplace situated at Tampines had been additionally current.
These are a part of efforts to supply built-in help to job-seeking residents, stated Minister of Social and Household Improvement Masagos Zulkifli on the profession truthful on Saturday.
“As they search for jobs, they’re additionally proven how they’ll get help for his or her monetary wants and profession teaching, even for his or her households,” he stated .
MP Desmond Choo, who’s North East District mayor, stated that such an built-in method could be the way in which ahead for future profession festivals.
“It is going to be very resident-centric, serving to them to deal with not solely jobs, however (additionally) present them with the help whereas they’re trying to find jobs,” he stated.
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