Efforts being made to reduce pay mismatches

We thank Mr Gabriel Cheng Kian Tiong for his feedback (Employers, PMETs must manage pay expectations; March 27).

Workforce Singapore (WSG) has always encouraged job seekers to be adaptable and receptive to changing labour market conditions, and for employers to offer fair remuneration for their new hires.

Our career coaches work closely with job seekers who want career-matching services and prepare them for employment opportunities in suitable and relevant roles.

We are heartened to see successfully placed job seekers demonstrate a spirit of adaptability and resilience, and employers receptive to giving new hires a chance to prove themselves in their new roles.

To mitigate mismatches in pay expectations, the Career Support Programme under the Adapt and Grow initiative provides transitional wage support to employers who hire Singapore citizens for mid-level jobs.

We encourage job seekers and employers to visit our website at www.wsg.gov.sg/adapt-and- grow.html, or contact WSG on 6883-5885 or NTUC's Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) on 6474-0606.

Lynn Ng (Ms)
Group Director
Careers Connect Group
Workforce Singapore

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 01, 2017, with the headline 'Efforts being made to reduce pay mismatches'. Print Edition | Subscribe