SATURDAY, 10 OCTOBER 2020, 12 PM
Job support framework will provide multi-faceted and broad-ranging support
to those in need of employment assistance
SINDA Job Care Scheme
Community Job Ambassadors
Enhanced Career Referral Programme
Mr Anbarasu Rajendran, Chief Executive Officer, SINDA:
“Over the last few months, we have launched a number of programmes that will offer holistic and deep support to various segments of the community, to help them overcome the effects of Covid-19. Through this job support framework, we hope to offer unemployed individuals increased job placement opportunities, so that they can be gainfully employed and provide adequately for their families.
SINDA’s aim is to continue doing more to ensure that Indians have easy access to employment support and are aware of avenue of assistance. This fair, which was only possible by a strong collaborative partnership with NTUC’s e2i, partners and volunteers, adopts a community approach in caring for the needs of those amongst us. It also reaffirms the importance of working together to overcome the pandemic and emerging stronger as a Singaporean community.”
Mr Gilbert Tan, Chief Executive Officer, NTUC’s e2i:
“COVID-19 has impacted the livelihoods of Singaporeans. In these difficult times, NTUC’s e2i is glad to support partners like SINDA and other self-help groups in reaching out to their network of beneficiaries. Bringing job interview sessions to the community allows those in the heartlands to have easy access to job and training opportunities. The non-technologically savvy jobseekers who are unable to access virtual career fairs or apply for jobs online, can also gain access to on-site job interviews with employers. We urge both employers and employees to remain open-minded in this difficult time and to seize opportunities when they come. By working together, we can protect the local workforce and emerge stronger as we ride out the storm.”
Mr Rajakumar Chandra, Chairman, LISHA:
“There can be no better time for these concerted efforts to host this job fair. The current oblivious directions for the young and unforeseen adult retrenchments need every strength and unity in this tumultuous Covid-19 circumstances. LISHA will continue to support this initiative in the best way possible, to support our national agenda to provide jobs during these trying times.”
For more information, contact:
Nathiyaah Sakthimogan (Ms)
Executive, Corporate & Marketing Communications Division, SINDA
DID: 6393 7231
Priyaa Vasudevan (Ms)
Senior Executive, Corporate & Marketing Communications Division, SINDA
DID: 6393 7228
The Singapore Indian Development Association (SINDA) is a Self-Help Group, set up in August 1991 to address educational and socio-economic issues facing the Indian community in Singapore.
SINDA actively strives to build a well-educated and confident community of Indians that stands together with the other communities in contributing to the progress of multi-racial Singapore. In the course of fulfilling its objectives, SINDA works closely with many volunteers, schools and grassroots organisations. In the process, SINDA has steadily evolved into a credible organisation that serves as a pillar of the Singapore Indian community.
Today, SINDA runs a wide array of programmes that not only effectively serves to uplift the educational performance of Indian students, but also promotes family harmony and uplifts the social status of ethnic Indians.
Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social Policies, is Chairman of SINDA’s Board of Trustees. Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and National Development is President of SINDA’s Executive Committee.
For more information on SINDA, please visit www.sinda.org.sg.