SINGAPORE – Adecco Personnel has been chosen as the first placement agency to be a placement partner of SGUnited Jobs and Skills to provide job seekers with professional career matching services.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) announced the appointment in a statement on Monday March 22.
Having placement partners for the SGUnited Jobs and Skills program “complements the government’s existing job matching efforts and increases overall placement capacity,” MOM and WSG said.
Selected employment agencies that have demonstrated their ability to hire fairly will be appointed as placement partners to help Singaporean and permanent resident job seekers find opportunities under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills scheme, they added.
“The appointment of placement partners also recognizes the important role placement agencies play in the labor market, given their extensive networks and expertise in job matching,” MOM and WSG said.
Employment agencies that have been designated as placement partners will receive fees for placing adult jobseekers, long-term unemployed or disabled people in jobs, traineeships and secondments.
They should put in place “dedicated measures” to help such job seekers secure employment, internship or secondment opportunities, MOM and WSG said.
Adecco Personnel was selected as a placement partner through an open tender and their appointment will last for one year.
The employment agency is headquartered in Switzerland and has been established in Singapore since 1985.
In addition to job matching services, Adecco Personnel will also provide job seekers with career counseling through physical and virtual workshops.
Mr. Tan Choon Shian, Managing Director of WSG, said, “To expand our job matching capability, we recognize that placement agencies are key labor market intermediaries with specialized expertise in job matching. jobs that will help bridge the gap between employers and job seekers.
“We certainly hope that job seekers will make full use of these services to facilitate and shorten their job search time.”