The excellent effort of start-up JobTech in creating the Jobseeker website to help retrenched PMETs should be applauded, so it was sad to read that it has been forced to take down its site.
As Mr Philip Yeo, JobTech's chairman, noted, there are now almost 20,000 Singaporeans who have been unemployed for a long while.
JobTech's state-of-the-art technology - licensed from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research - locates publicly available pages and credits all job listings to the relevant portals, and refers its 5,000 or more users to those sites.
The website would have helped professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) find jobs to support their families during these difficult times of unemployment.
I sincerely hope that this legal matter will be resolved and JobTech will be able to keep up its commendable work and find even more partners to collaborate with to support the unemployed.