Parliament Wrap: "Adapt and Grow" placed 7,300 workers through September 2016

Roughly 10,000 workers were placed in the whole of 2015, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say in Parliament.

More than 7,300 rank-and-file employees were placed in new jobs in the first three-quarters of 2016 by the Adapt and Grow career matching service, a joint initiative by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and NTUC’s Employment and Employability Institute (NTUC-e2i).

Quoting 2015’s figures, 7 in 10 workers remained in employment for at least six months after their placement, said Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say on Tuesday (January 10), in response to a question in Parliament by Member of Parliament Zainal Sapari about the programme’s retention rate this year.

In 2015, some 10,000 rank-and-file workers were placed through Adapt and Grow.

The Adapt and Grow initiative supports workers, including rank-and-file workers, in finding jobs. The initiative includes career matching services and programmes such as Place-and-Train and Work Trials.

“MOM, WSG and our tripartite partners will press on with efforts to support jobseekers to find and remain in employment through the “Adapt and Grow” initiative,” said Lim. 

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