Lack of decision-makers at job fair due to operational constraints

We thank Mr Chia Chong Ming for his feedback on the conduct of Adapt and Grow job fairs ("Adapt and Grow job fairs can be better"; Nov 28).

The intent of these career fairs is to link individuals to hiring employers, and enable candidates to present themselves to be considered for positions within the participating employers.

Workforce Singapore (WSG) has always encouraged participating employers to have their decision-makers (that is, hiring managers) on-site when they take part in WSG's career fairs.

However, this may not always be possible as some employers have operational considerations and manpower constraints.

WSG plans to introduce more virtual career fairs in future as these are more flexible and allow employers and job-seekers to be connected, without the need to be physically present.

Job-seekers who are unable to attend WSG's career fairs can also tap the National Jobs Bank at to browse and apply for suitable jobs online.

We regret that Mr Chia was unable to maximise his experience at the career fair that he visited. WSG will continue to work closely with both employers and job-seekers to enhance WSG's career matchmaking services.

Goh Chour Thong


Corporate & Marketing Communications Division

Workforce Singapore

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2016, with the headline 'Lack of decision-makers at job fair due to operational constraints'. Print Edition | Subscribe