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Looking For A Job? S'pore To Set Up Career Centres In 8 HDB Towns From July 1

From July 1, job seekers can visit any career centre located in the heartlands to seek career advice from career ambassadors.

These centres are to be located in 8 community centres located in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Chua Chu Kang, Jurong West, Sengkang, Woodlands and Yishun, for residents to access career advice and career matching services easily.

At least 24 such centres will be set up in community clubs and other suitable locations across all Housing Board towns eventually, said Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo on Sunday (June 21) during a virtual media interview.

Called the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres, these will be set up in three phases, with phase two and three slated for Aug 1 and 15 respectively.

Job seekers can meet a Workforce Singapore (WSG) career ambassador who will provide career advice on the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.

As part of the Fortitude budget announced in Parliament on May 26, the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package will create close to 100,000 job opportunities.

The ambassadors may also assist in making appointments at other career centres, such as WSG’s Careers Connect or the labour movement’s Employment and Employability Institute centres, for those who need more in-depth career coaching services, the government agency Workforce Singapore (WSG) said.

Newly hired ambassadors will undergo training to be equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to provide job seekers with timely and relevant career advice, the agency said.

In Phase 2 of the launch, new centres will be set up in Bukit Merah, Geylang, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Tampines and Toa Payoh from Aug 1.

Bishan, Bukit Panjang, Clementi, Jurong East, Kallang/Whampoa, Queenstown, Sembawang and Serangoon will have their centres set up on Aug 15.

Featured Image Credit: Bangkok Post

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