People's Association
Press Release 22 Sep 2021

Media Invitation to Launch of New Job Portal at South West Community Job Fair on 24 Sep, 10.15 am

Dear Editor/Producer


 
NEW HOMEGROWN JOB PORTAL BRINGS TECHNOLOGY BOOST TO JOB SEARCH

  • Leverage technology to connect employers and jobseekers amid COVID-19 restrictions
  • Complement a series of roving Community Job Fairs in the South West District with close to 7,000 job offers from more than 400 employers

A new home-grown job portal will be launched by Guest of Honour, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, and Adviser to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations (Taman Jurong) on 24 September 2021, Friday at the South West Community Job Fair held at Jurong Spring Community Club. The first of a series of three job fairs in the South West District, this new community-centric initiative is a collaboration between the South West Community Development Council (CDC), Maybank Singapore and qood Pte Ltd. It aims to help local businesses ease their manpower crunch and help residents find employment, with more than 7,000 jobs across PMET and non-PMET roles by more than 400 employers across different sectors.

The Media Release will be disseminated closer to the date.

Event Details:

Date                            : 24 Sep 2021, Friday

Guest-of-Honour      : Senior Minister, Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies

Time                            : 10.20 am - 11.30 am  

Venue                          : Jurong Spring Community Club (8 Jurong West Street 52, S’pore 649296)

Human Interest Profiles:

                                                                  

Mr Teh Yong Kang (郑永康) is a 40-year-old born with visual impairment. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, he tried in vain for two years to look for a new employer. When his ex-colleague found out that he was on the look-out for a new employer, she linked him up with another friend who knew the people behind qood job portal. Yong Kang was given assistance with resume writing and potential employers were being shortlisted for him since he requires a work location near his home. Within a month or so, Yong Kang was offered a job as a dish washer at Mother Earth Restaurant. Besides dish washing, his other responsibilities include wiping the restaurant menu with anti-bacteria spray, packing and preparing ingredients for cooking. “I am very grateful that I was given a personalised assistance and am very happy to have found a job despite the current COVID-19 situation. My new employer and my colleagues are very understanding about my situation and I am now happier since my new workplace is closer to home”, said Yong Kang.

Jobless for three years, Mr Najib Bin Hussin had plenty of job search applications on his mobile phone but none proved useful as much as the qood job portal.

Mr Hussin was close to giving up hope as he had been unsuccessful in finding a permanent job for close to three years. As a last resort, he went to see Mr Shawn Huang, Adviser to Jurong GRC Grassroots Organisations (Jurong Spring) to see if he could help him find one. Although Mr Najib was not always jobless throughout the three years of job hunting but he would always face roadblocks of either not being a good fit or the job location was too far. Upon hearing his plight, Mr Shawn Huang referred Mr Hussin directly to qood job portal and he received a call to send in his resume. Thereafter, Qood assisted Mr Hussin with creating his job-search account and possible job selections. Within 2 days of posting his resume on the portal, Mr Hussin started receiving calls from potential employers. On the fourth day, he got a job offer as a driver. Initially, Mr Hussin was not used to being in an industry that he had no prior experience in. Despite having to learn things from scratch, he didn’t let it deter him. He remained positive. In fact, while in his new job, he proposed new ways of communication within the transport department of his new company which improved the work flow tremendously. Within a month, his bosses decided to promote him from a driver to transport supervisor. For Mr Hussin, qood job portal provided that personal touch and timely practical assistance compared to other job portals and he is ever grateful to have landed this permanent role.

Kindly inform myself (9619 7940) or my colleague, Teri (9747 5500) of your attendance by Thursday, 8pm. Please feel free to call or email me should you require more information.

Thank you and I look forward to hearing from you soon.

 

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