Finding a job or traineeship opportunity during COVID-19
Whether you are looking for a job to tide over the COVID-19 period or thinking of growing your skills through a traineeship stint, the Government has put together a multitude of programmes and assistance packages to help you adjust and make your journey a little easier.
Look out for the new SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centre within your estates or the Careers Connect On-the-Go pop-ups. These are just some of the ways we try to bring career advice and support a little closer to you.
What’s more, here is a list of important job-related measures, resources and events, you can refer to at your own time, to help you get started.
SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package
This is a new support package that aims to help about 100,000 Singaporeans, including those affected by the COVID-19 situation, access immediate short-term as well as longer term job opportunities, or pick up job-related skills and capabilities so that when the economy picks up, we are all at a better place to move forward again.
The key initiatives under this package includes:
SGUnited Jobs and Skills Information Kiosks
You can find out more about the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package and the different job support and assistance available to help you find employment. Find out when the Information Kiosks will be coming to a location near you! Visit sgunitedjobsandskills.sg/popup
Over 13,000 company attachments for mid-career individuals to develop new skills and their boost employability to take on new opportunities when the economy recovers.
Not sure which programme is more suitable for you? You can consult with a Career Ambassador for recommendations on career pathways to take, or training opportunities.
This Virtual Career Fair lists job opportunities with immediate vacancies. It features jobs mainly involved in the fight against COVID as well as openings from businesses whose manpower supply is disrupted during this period.
This platform allows jobseekers and employers to interact for interviews and access career-related resources to help with employment and hiring.
Students that graduated or graduating in 2019 or 2020 from ITEs, Polytechnics, Universities, or other institutions of higher learning can apply for traineeship positions to pick up industry-related experience and exposure, in preparation for future opportunities.
Organisations can access fresh graduates and help them gain industry-related skills and build their networks by offering traineeship opportunities. During this period, organisations can tap on government support to co-fund the training allowance.
Jobseekers looking for a wider range of job opportunities or for something in the longer term can visit this job portal. It uses skills-matching algorithm to showcase jobs that meet an applicants’ skillsets.
Pick up important job search knowledge and techniques, and build professional networks with online career improvement classes.
Receive job search tips, career advice or connect with officers from Careers Connect to guide you through your job search.