Marine Parade started a jobs bank for resident businesses and residents

Mom-and-Pop provision shops and market stalls in Marine Parade struggle to find workers.

At the same time, many residents of the fast-greying constituency struggle to land jobs due to disability, illness or childcare duties.

But WeCare@MarineParade, a community network started by Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong to link people who need help with resources, is putting two and two together: It is starting a jobs bank for the Marine Parade area by month’s end.

Called the Community Employment Matching System, businesses in Marine Parade will be able to list their job vacancies in the database.

– See more at: http://www.straitstimes.com/news/singapore/more-singapore-stories/story/linking-needy-jobs-their-neighbourhood-20141007#sthash.MXpkdx6b.dpuf

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