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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:

  • Increased job opportunities under SGUnited Jobs initiative, that seeks to create more than 40,000 jobs in 2020
  • Increased traineeship positions under the SGUnited Traineeships Programme 
  • New SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme for mid-career individuals
  • Enhanced hiring incentive for those who undergo eligible reskilling and training programmes
  • New training support under the SGUnited Skills programme
  • SGUnited Jobs and Skills Information Kiosks

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

SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme

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.

SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centre

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.

SGUnited Jobs Virtual Career Fair

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.

SGUnited Traineeships Programme

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.

MyCareersFuture.sg Job Portal

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.

Virtual Workshops & Seminars

Pick up important job search knowledge and techniques, and build professional networks with online career improvement classes.

Get Career Advice and Guidance

Receive job search tips, career advice or connect with officers from Careers Connect to guide you through your job search.