Labour movement to set up new centres to help professionals

Professionals can soon turn to two new career centres for help. Set up by the labour movement, the centres will give career tips to professionals, executives and managers (PMEs) and offer legal advice if they face work-related problems. -- ST FI
Professionals can soon turn to two new career centres for help. Set up by the labour movement, the centres will give career tips to professionals, executives and managers (PMEs) and offer legal advice if they face work-related problems. -- ST FILE PHOTO: CAROLINE CHIA

Professionals can soon turn to two new career centres for help.

Set up by the labour movement, the centres will give career tips to professionals, executives and managers (PMEs) and offer legal advice if they face work-related problems. They will serve all professionals, regardless of whether they are union members.

The centres will be set up at National Trades Union Congress' premises at Shenton Way and the Employment and Employability Institute at Jurong East. They were announced by labour chief Lim Swee Say on Tuesday at a biennial meeting of union leaders.

The latest move is part of a broader strategy by the NTUC to reach out to more PMEs. The NTUC represents some 200,000 PMEs out of about one million in the resident labour force, or about one in five. It wants to eventually represent one in four PMEs in Singapore.