No work for more than 6 months: Who are S'pore's long-term unemployed?

Former marine operations manager Charles Chong's niche skill sets pose a challenge. ST PHOTO: SAMUEL ANG
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SINGAPORE - Former marine operations manager Charles Chong has sent out more than 100 job applications in a year but has been invited for only a dozen interviews - and he still has not found a suitable job.

The 42-year-old left his previous employer, an offshore shipping firm, last February after it downsized amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

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