SINGAPORE — A massive job fair, organised by NTUC Women’s Development Secretariat, was held on Sunday (Mar 8) specifically targeted at older women.
Involving 17 employers, the fair had 2,800 vacancies on offer in various sectors such as F&B, healthcare and retail, most of which offered “women-friendly” perks like flexible working hours.
The job fair, attended by some 2,000 union members and their families, is part of the labour movement’s International Women’s Day celebrations at Downtown East, where 64 women were also honoured for their contributions at work. The women were nominated by their employers, which are also unionised companies.
The oldest honoured was 83-year-old Magdelein Joseph, who has worked as a tea lady at ST Aerospace Systems for 41 years. Auntie Maggie, as she is affectionately known by her colleagues, is still with the company, but on a contract basis.
The labour movement said it is important to provide more job opportunities to women who want to return to work. This is so that they can be financially independent and plan for their golden years.
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