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Tuesday June 19th 2018

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PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for »

Dear REACH Panel, I'm residing at Bedok South Ave 1 and have been [...]


Why our jobless PMETs are reluctant to work abroad? Why our jobless PMETs are reluctant to work abroad? »

Recently, we saw off two of our own talents venturing abroad for work as things [...]


Comment: Is renting better than having a huge HDB mortgage loan saddled round your neck? Comment: Is renting better than having a huge HDB »

Hi! I read with great interests on your interview article. I find that no [...]


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Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese »

Indian woman houses a homeless Chinese man during Chinese New Year

Photo of a homeless man but not the one we featured in the story A Indian friend drops me a bombshell few days before the Chinese New Year - she has [Read More]


Job Search Skills

7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview 7 Things To Do Immediately Before A Job Interview »

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Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Hello, Because I couldn‘t find any satisfied answers, I try it here. First something about my background:- I‘m from Switzerland and did a 4 year apprenticeship (Swiss federal diploma) in Information Technology. To deepen my knowledge I decided to study Computer Science at a University of Applied Sciences after my apprenticeship. [...]

Singaporean gave up citizenship to be a Australian due to work reason

Singaporean gave up citizenship to be a Australian due to work reason

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. I am a Singaporean by background (birth), formerly a Singaporean by nationality and now an Australian. Where are you living now and why do you choose that location? Australia. I could not get job stability in my field in [...]

Indoor labour day event: future of employment for Singaporeans

Indoor labour day event: future of employment for Singaporeans

Every year during the first of May, NTUC will organise it's tripartite-alliance labour day event in a indoor venue for selected group of people to attend - unreachable by most ordinary people-in-the-street. We have tried to organise our own ground-up labour day event since 2013 and with your active participation we will continue to do so [...]

Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship

Returning overseas Singaporean fails to find work and giving up citizenship

"What's the use of being a Singaporean, when your livelihood is not secured and you need to compete vigorously with others not born here for a piece of pie in your own turf?!" With that, our conversation continues for almost three hours which swiftly passes us by as the exchange was truly intriguing. David is a fifty-something single PMET [...]

Contineo Media owes staff salaries and unpaid CPF

Contineo Media owes staff salaries and unpaid CPF

Contineo Media Pte Ltd/Karay Holdings/Asian Television Awards This company is the organiser of Asian Television Awards. Owes the staff months of salary and CPF. This is a continuous cycle whereby most staff will quit due to non/late payment, and the company will continue a new batch of staff to replace the ones who left. The senior staff [...]

Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted

Jobless Singaporean returned home after working overseas for seven years and regretted

I have chosen to work overseas and for seven years - some don’t even survive for more than three. As a matter of fact, I was selected for overseas attachment since school days. I came back in 2017 but so far unable to secure a job since. I will explain the many reasons why I decide to come back to Singapore upon my one year in Singapore [...]

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

Singaporean with specialised skills disappointed upon return from UK

I specialise in Business Intelligence and Data Analytics which is a skill sought after in the UK and apparently I heard it is likewise in Singapore. I moved back to Singapore recently from London thinking that my skills will be needed here and that I would be more than happy to help my home country grow and prosper. To my dismay, I was [...]

Seven repercussions of the 6.9m population white paper after 5 years

Seven repercussions of the 6.9m population white paper after 5 years

Five years after the passing of the 6.9 million population white paper in Feb 2013, we examine seven major repercussions the population growth has on our country:- 1. Population growth According to worldometers - a online apolitical world population data site - Singapore's current population stands at 5.79 million recording a 700,000 [...]

Australian marketing coordinator enquiring on how to get work in Singapore

Australian marketing coordinator enquiring on how to get work in Singapore

Hi! I'm an Aussie marketing coordinator (community/events/digital) hoping someone out there can share some tips regarding expat recruitment companies or finding roles through another source? - Are there any recruitment agencies that tend to work with companies that offer sponsorship roles to expats & foreigners? - If job boards, which? [...]

Jobless babyboomer may lose his home, security and retirement

Jobless babyboomer may lose his home, security and retirement

It was the longest counselling session I had with a jobless PMET during my work with the unemployed for the past seven years - a record-breaking four hours but it was worth every minute of the marathon session. Most of our counselling sessions are in the region of an hour and a half to two hours but Philip taxed me to the max  from 2pm to 6pm [...]