PSP’s Francis Yuen questioned PAP’s Vivian Balakrishnan on what kinds of jobs are they creating for the new 100,000 jobs creation plan. Do you think they're short-term jobs like temperature screeners? - Seedly
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Asked on 03 Jul 2020

PSP’s Francis Yuen questioned PAP’s Vivian Balakrishnan on what kinds of jobs are they creating for the new 100,000 jobs creation plan. Do you think they're short-term jobs like temperature screeners?

If that's the case, then I can't imagine it being of significant help to Singaporeans in the long-run.

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Billy Ko
Billy Ko, Analyst at ClubMed
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Answered on 04 Jul 2020

Hi!

Pertaining to the 100,000 jobs creation plan in question, I believe 1/5 is contributed by the SGUnited Traineeship Programme where employers are able to hire apprentices / trainees for a period of 12 months (of which, 80% of their traineeship allowance will be subsidised)

You could find more information here -- https://www.wsg.gov.sg/SGUnitedTraineeships-HostCompanies.html

On the short-term jobs, I don't believe that contributes to the 100,000 jobs being planned for. If it does, then perhaps the vision of the government might be slightly myopic. I reckon the short-term jobs being seen as stints to help people who require additional income to tide themselves over this period of time.

Here's the actual outline of the 100,000 jobs

https://www.straitstimes.com/politics/parliament-2bn-package-to-create-40000-jobs-25000-traineeships-and-30000-skills-training

"He (Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat) told Parliament in his speech on the fourth budget this year that the support, dubbed the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, would include 40,000 jobs, 25,000 traineeships and 30,000 skills training opportunities."

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