Thinking Aloud

Re-imagine Singapore as a care economy

As our nation marks its 55th birthday, let's aim for a society built on a fresh set of Cs: care, compassion and cooperation

As a volunteer career coach with a non-profit organisation, I have spoken to six Singapore residents and listened to their stories in recent months.

Four of them are unemployed and looking for paid work at a time when jobs are scarce. The other two no longer find their jobs a good fit and want change.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on August 09, 2020, with the headline 'Re-imagine Singapore as a care economy'. Subscribe