SINGAPORE — A new career resource portal (www.CareerResource.sg) has been launched to help Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) gain better access to job and training opportunities and locate useful career-related information, announced Senior Minister of State (Manpower and Health) Dr Amy Khor today (Nov 14).
It will provide a one-stop suite of comprehensive resources for PMEs on career development, training and employment assistance. The portal will also feature the relevant Government and unions’ PME events, programmes and services.
Speaking at the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA)’s Lifelong Learning Institute, Dr Khor said the Government recognises that PMEs form an important and growing part of the workforce.
She also announced enhanced Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs) to help PMEs who wish to switch careers and secure new jobs in different industries.
“The Government recognises that PMEs form an important and growing part of our workforce, as we continue to create quality PME jobs for our people. These new initiatives are part of tripartite efforts to build a career-resilient PME workforce with skills that meet the evolving needs of the economy,” said Dr Khor.
Under the enhanced PCP, WDA will increase the monthly salary support given to employers who hire PMEs, from the current 70 per cent of monthly salary, subject to a cap of S$2,000, to up to 90 per cent of the monthly salary, subject to a cap of S$4,000.
The enhanced support applies to industries or sectors that have existing as well as upcoming PCPs in the place-and-train mode.
The new portal is a tripartite effort by the Manpower Ministry, WDA, National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF).
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