Companies offer stay-at-home mothers flexible hours, career coaching to attract them back to workforce

Ms Sharon Teo and her husband James Shanahan with their children Emma and Tyler. Ms Teo returned to work this year after 12 years at home. ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN
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SINGAPORE - Some companies have been targeting stay-at-home mothers who spent years caring for their children as part of their hiring efforts.

Recruiters are traditionally wary of a long career gap in one's resume, but some international firms and local SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises) are offering back-to-work internships, career coaching or flexible hours to attract mums back to the workforce.

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