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Local PMETs looking for jobs get help — from UK firm Ingeus

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SINGAPORE — Ingeus, one of two foreign employment agencies roped in to help unemployed white-collar workers secure jobs, kicked off its operations here on Monday (April 3) under a pilot initiative to improve the placement of local jobseekers into employment.

With headquarters in the United Kingdom, the firm — located at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Paya Lebar — has already begun taking on jobseekers. But under this two-year pilot, it will not accept walk-in clients.

Laid-off white-collar jobseekers or those actively seeking work for at least three months, who approach Workforce Singapore’s (WSG) career centres or centres under the National Trades Union Congress’ e2i (Employment and Employability Institute), will be assigned randomly to Ingeus or a second overseas-based firm, which will start operating here at the end of the second quarter, WSG revealed on Thursday.

The Government’s unprecedented move to engage two foreign employment agencies was announced by Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say during the debate on his ministry’s budget last month.

He said these overseas-based agencies — with established records working with the governments of countries such as Australia and the United States — were chosen “because of their business focus on active … rather than passive jobseekers, where the jobs are looking for the workers”.



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