From July 1st, job seekers can visit any career center inland to get advice from career ambassadors.
These centers are said to be located in 8 community centers in Ang Mo Kio, Bedok, Bukit Batok, Chua Chu Kang, Jurong West, Sengkang, Woodlands and Yishun so that residents can easily access career counseling and matching services.
At least 24 such centers will eventually be set up in community clubs and other appropriate locations in all Housing Board cities, Labor Minister Josephine Teo said in a virtual media interview on Sunday (June 21).
These centers, known as SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centers, will be set up in three phases, with phases two and three scheduled for August 1 and August 15, respectively.
Job seekers can meet a career ambassador from Workforce Singapore (WSG) who offers career advice on the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.
As part of the Fortitude budget announced in Parliament on May 26, the SGUnited package for jobs and skills will create nearly 100,000 job opportunities.
Ambassadors can also help make appointments at other career centers, such as WSG's Careers Connect or Employment and Employability Institute centers for the labor movement, if the government agency Workforce Singapore (WSG) needs more in-depth career coaching services.
Newly hired ambassadors are trained to be equipped with the skills and competencies necessary to provide job seekers with timely and relevant career advice, the agency said.
In phase 2 of the launch, new centers will be set up in Bukit Merah, Geylang, Hougang, Pasir Ris, Punggol, Tampines and Toa Payoh from August 1st.
The centers of Bishan, Bukit Panjang, Clementi, Jurong East, Kallang / Whampoa, Queenstown, Sembawang and Serangoon will be established on August 15.
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