Singapore sets up job opportunities in HR for workers with disabilities
Singapore will be setting up a new initiative to create training and job opportunities for people with disabilities to work in human resource services.
The programme will commence in the first quarter of next year, where SG Enable, an agency committed to helping people with disabilities, will support up to 30 training and job opportunities with firms like Microsoft Singapore and Alibaba Cloud under the HR Power Bank initiative by Human Capital Singapore (HCS), said President Halimah Yacob, according to The Straits Times.
Under the initiative, HCS will provide workers with disabilities who are trained as human resource administrators to SMEs. This is often where human resource professional services are below par, said Richard Magnus, chairman of the HCS management board.
“Inclusive hiring has slowly become a reality, due to the collective effort of many companies like all those present today,” Madam Halimah said.
So far, 148 organisations have signed the President’s Challenge Enabling Employment Pledge, affirming their commitment to inclusive hiring, she added. The pledge calls on organisations to foster barrier-free workplace environments, adopt an inclusive mindset and apply policies for workers with disabilities.