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Over 16,000 jobs in national jobs bank

A national jobs bank was officially launched by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) yesterday, and it lists more than 16,000 positions.

The initiative, announced by the Manpower Ministry last year, is meant to facilitate job matching between employers and local job seekers.

Under the Fair Consideration Framework, which comes into effect on Aug 1, businesses with 25 or more employees must post vacancies on the Jobs Bank website for at least 14 days before applying for an Employment Pass.

Since the beta version of the site was launched in May, 4,300 employers and 12,900 individuals have signed up for accounts.

"We are creating many job opportunities in our economy, but we need a better, more systematic way to match job seekers to vacancies," Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin said at the launch of the Jobs Bank at the Lifelong Learning Institute in Paya Lebar.

Public feedback on the portal would be welcome, The Straits Times quoted him as saying, on its website.

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Mr Tan added that the Jobs Bank "will provide another avenue for Singaporeans to explore and apply for job opportunities, as well as allow employers to access a larger pool of local candidates".

The WDA has engaged private job portals to explore possible collaboration and to develop a more comprehensive database of job vacancies within the national portal.

The Jobs Bank can be accessed at https://www.jobsbank.gov.sg/

There was also a career fair with more than 1,500 vacancies on offer from 15 employers across different industries at the Lifelong Learning Institute yesterday.

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