NTUC Job Security Council to help affected workers find new jobs
The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) Job Security Council (JSC) will be supporting the efforts to help workers in Singapore affected by the COVID-19 pandemic find new jobs.
Launched in February, the NTUC JSC looks to help improve the matching of workers and professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) before they are retrenched or displaced, into jobs to minimise the duration of unemployment.
In addition to minimising employment downtime, NTUC JSC can help companies stabilise manpower needs by mobilising workers from firms with excess manpower to needy firms with labour shortages and through the process, pilot new, faster and better ways of job matching.
NTUC JSC can also partner companies to identify relevant support schemes from the government, map out training plans to upskill or reskill workers or recommend ways to improve value creation of workers and pilot solutions in job redesign to improve workflow and productivity.
“As Singapore reopens our economy, the next six to 12 months will be especially challenging and crucial. While job losses will be more pronounced, NTUC will leverage the foundation of trust between the tripartite partners and tap on the Labour Movement network to increase and accelerate our efforts to preserve jobs, match workers to jobs and create jobs,” Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General of NTUC said.
“With these initial successes, we hope to encourage more companies to come onboard the network so that they can get the necessary help, be able to tap on the support schemes available and together with our unions, tackle manpower challenges during this period of time.
“Ultimately, all that NTUC JSC is doing is to support the National Jobs Council and eventually, bring these new job opportunities to the ground, to our workers,” he added.