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MOM and WSG have launched the SGUnited Traineeships Programme and SGUnited Jobs Initiative to create about 10,000 jobs over the next one year.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Workforce Singapore (WSG), in collaboration with the Public Service Division (PSD) and various government agencies, have launched the SGUnited Traineeships Programme and SGUnited Jobs Initiative to create about 10,000 jobs over the next one year.

This is a concerted effort as part of the Resilience Budget to create more opportunities for jobseekers and workers affected by the current COVID-19 situation, as well as match them to jobs available, including new jobs created as a result of COVID-19. The initiative also seeks to help businesses that are recruiting for the eventual recovery, as well as those with short-term manpower needs due to disruptions in labour supply.

The Government will take the lead by bringing forward and accelerating hiring plans to recruit for both temporary roles as well as permanent roles. We will also be working closely with the Singapore Business Federation and the Trade Associations and Chambers to identify private sector job opportunities, especially for companies that have immediate short-term temporary manpower needs.


SGUnited Jobs Virtual Career Fair


About the SGUnited Jobs Virtual Career Fair

The SGUnited Jobs Virtual Career Fairs (VCF) aim to make SGUnited Jobs opportunities easily accessible for jobseekers and workers. Jobseekers will be able to interact with employers virtually for interviews, and access career-related resources and insights to assist them in their job search.


When will the Virtual Career Fair (VCF) take place

The first SGUnited Jobs VCF will run from 27 Mar 2020 to 12 Apr 2020, and will feature more than 2,200 jobs, focusing on temporary jobs that are immediately available. Interested jobseekers can access the VCF at

There will be a series of SGUnited Jobs VCFs upcoming up. More details of subsequent runs of the SGUnited Jobs VCF will be made available at a later date.


Who can apply for these jobs

Any Singapore Citizen and Singapore Permanent Resident can apply for these jobs.

Employers who reduce working hours of their employees should support those who wish to seek secondary work to supplement their income. Affected employees and jobseekers can consider a range of specially curated temporary job opportunities through the SGUnited Jobs VCF, as well as other longer-term opportunities on and Careers@Gov.



SGUnited Traineeships Programme


About the Programme

SGUnited Traineeships Programme

As part of the SGUnited Jobs Initiative, we have introduced the SGUnited Traineeships Programme.  The programme allows those who just graduated or are graduating in 2020 from ITE, polytechnics, universities and other educational institutions to be equipped with relevant work experience and boost their employability, even during weaker hiring climate.

The programme will provide fresh graduates from ITE, polytechnics, universities and other educational institutions with traineeship opportunities across various sectors, including government R&D institutes, deep-tech start-ups, accelerators and incubators. These traineeships allow young locals to be equipped with valuable work experience and gain a firmer foothold in the job market during economic recovery.


What are the benefits

For Employers

Employers can bring in fresh graduates as trainees to support their business needs and will be able to tap on Government support during the traineeship period.  Substantial Government support to co-fund the training allowance for trainees, will be available for employers who can offer traineeship opportunities. These employers will also be able to consider the trainees for permanent positions when business operations recover.

For Trainees

Trainees will receive a training allowance for the duration of the SGUnited traineeship. The training allowance will be co-funded by the Government and participating companies.


How to apply

More details on the application process and eligibility criteria will be released in due course.


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