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Written Answer by Mrs Josephine Teo Minister for Manpower to Parliamentary Question on Proportion of jobseekers placed into jobs by WSG and e2i

NOTICE PAPER NO. 1158 OF 2018 FOR THE SITTING ON 6 FEBRUARY 2018
QUESTION NO. 851 FOR WRITTEN ANSWER

MP: Mr Desmond Choo

To ask Minister for Manpower (a) in each of the last three years, what proportion of jobseekers are placed into jobs that are directly introduced by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and e2i; (b) whether there are plans to improve the overall placement rates by WSG and e2i.

Answer

  1. The proportion of jobseekers registered with WSG's Careers Connect and NTUC's e2i centres who are placed into jobs has improved over the last three years (see Table 1).

    Table 1: Average 6-month Job Placement Rate for WSG's Careers Connect and NTUC e2i centres
    Years 2015 2016 2017
    Placement rate 56.0% 69.8% 70.5%
  2. WSG and NTUC’s e2i continually seek to improve the effectiveness of their services to jobseekers. In July 2017, WSG career centres were upgraded to Careers Connect with an expanded suite of customised career matching services. Jobseekers who require more in-depth support can undergo tailored career management and counselling programmes and receive dedicated one-to-one career coaching suited to their needs.
  3. WSG has also launched the MyCareersFuture portal to help jobseekers and employers perform smarter and faster job searches. It prioritises search results according to the relevance of a jobseeker’s skills and shows jobs that are supported by the Adapt & Grow programmes.
  4. In addition to career matching services, jobseekers can also tap on programmes such as the Professional Conversion Programmes (PCPs) and Career Support Programme (CSP) to help them overcome mismatches in skills and wage expectations.