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$30m programme to help workers with disabilities and their employers

Published on Apr 24, 2014 7:41 PM

A new $30 million scheme will help people with disabilities get trained and look for jobs, as well as defray employers' costs in training and supporting them.

The Open Door Programme was announced on Thursday night by Minister for Social and Family Development Chan Chun Sing, at the Enabling Employers Awards Gala Dinner at Gardens by the Bay.

The scheme, an expansion of the previous Open Door Fund, subsidises employers' efforts to recruit and integrate people with disabilities. These include apprenticeships for those with disabilities, re-designing jobs and the workplace, and training workers to work with their colleagues with disabilities.

Previously employers could tap the Fund only for new hires with disabilities. Now, the programme covers both new and existing workers. The previous funding cap of $100,000 per company has also been lifted.

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