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Updated: 01/20/2014 23:46 | By Channel NewsAsia

Over 5,000 PMEs received job assistance from WDA's CaliberLink

Over 5,000 PMEs received job assistance from WDA's CaliberLink


Over 5,000 PMEs received job assistance from WDA's CaliberLink

SINGAPORE: More than 5,000 Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs) have received job assistance from the Workforce Development Agency's one-stop job assistance centre CaliberLink.

Of these, about 2,000 sought dedicated employment assistance in the form of career coaching services.

More than one-third, or around 750 PMEs, found employment through referrals by CaliberLink or independently after receiving assistance.

The remaining 3,000 PMEs were helped through various events organised by the centre.

Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin shared these statistics in a written response to a Parliamentary question on Monday.

CaliberLink was set up in December 2011 to provide training advisory and employment assistance for PMEs.

Its services include workshops to improve job search skills, as well as recruitment and networking events to connect PMEs with hiring employers.

Mr Tan said that although the centre is relatively new, public awareness is still growing and the figures are encouraging.

But he said there is still more room for improvement and he looks forward to continued feedback on how the centre can do better.  - CNA/ms

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