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PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance

PMET jobless for three years and reaching out for assistance

Dear REACH Panel, I'm residing at Bedok South Ave 1 and have been unsuccessfully trying to request for assistance in locating a job. I've been unemployed for the last 3 years and every [...]

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 are getting more difficult here due to the intense competition from foreign influx. One is a professional [...]

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

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

Hi! I read with great interests on your interview article. I find that no matter where we are, it is good to save money for raining days. In the event if we are unemployed, it could help us [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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? - [...]

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 [...]

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Singaporean family migrated to Sydney and regretted the move

Describe a little about yourself e.g. name, citizenship history (if any), educational background, work experiences. My name is Hutch and I am a Singaporean female with Australian permanent [...]

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Jobless head of household desperate for work as bills piled up

Dear Gilbert Goh, Need career coach and counsellor to help me look for property job in Property and FM/MA industry. In between jobs and in career transition, unemployed < 6 months. Should I [...]

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