SINGAPORE - Singapore Press Holdings' (SPH) online job portal STJobs has partnered Central Singapore Community Development Council (Central Singapore CDC) for its Jobs Kiosk@SG initiative.
Jobs Kiosk@SG is a user-friendly job database which is easily accessible via a self-help terminal that uses an iPad. Job seekers can effortlessly select jobs they are interested in and can contact the employers directly for an interview. They can also request for details of upcoming recruitment events via SMS and access available Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) training programmes. For STJobs, this partnership presents an instrumental opportunity to effectively reach out to the residents by helping them take the first step towards finding their ideal job and paving the way to a successful career. With both STJobs and CDCs having similar goals in helping people gain employment, this alliance is beneficial to all those who are seeking jobs.
This initiative was first implemented in Central Singapore CDC in May 2012 and the iPad application was developed by Nanyang Polytechnic in collaboration with STJobs, the CDC and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA). The initiative later underwent a 3-month trial from September till December 2012.
With over 30,000 jobs from 27 industries in its database, STJobs has been providing daily job listings through a data feed service to these Jobs Kiosks. These include both general jobs for blue collar workers and executive jobs for Professionals, Managers and Executives (PMEs). To date, more than 2,700 residents have used Jobs Kiosk@SG to seek out suitable employment opportunities.
Jobs Kiosk@SG is currently available in all five Community Development Councils and participating Community Clubs in the South West District. It will soon be rolled out to Community Clubs and Family Services Centres in the Central Singapore District.
Mr Johnson Goh, who heads SPH's Online Classifieds business, said: "As our vision is to provide quality job offerings to the community, we hope residents using this service will benefit from the job listings provided by STJobs. With future plans to extend this service to the Community Clubs and Family Service Centres, we are pleased to play a bigger part in helping more residents get employed."
Mr Sam Tan, Mayor of Central Singapore District, added: "Central Singapore CDC is constantly looking for ways to enable our residents to achieve self-reliance, and one way is by emplacing them in suitable jobs. Through the Jobs Kiosk@SG initiative, many residents have managed to independently seek out employment opportunities. The CDC is happy to be working closely with STJobs in this area, and will be looking to place the Jobs Kiosks at more locations within the Central Singapore District to increase its accessibility to our residents."
Mr Muhd Hanaffi B. Samsudin, an Owen Road resident, said: "It's a convenient service. After I've chosen the jobs I want to interview for, I get an SMS telling me who to contact."