8,000 low-wage workers to ‘benefit’ from govt’s ‘inclusive growth programme’
Posted by temasektimes on June 5, 2012
About 8,000 low-wage workers will ‘benefit’ from the government’s ‘inclusive growth programme’ to help improve their skills and earn better pay.
The programme was launched in August 2010 and has supported more than 540 projects on job redesign, improved work processes, automation, as well as best sourcing initiatives.
Speaking to queries from the media, Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) chairman and NTUC deputy secretary-general Ong Ye Kung said another 33,000 workers will stand to gain when all 540 projects under the programme are fully implemented.
The funding for the programme will be increased to S$100 million to upgrade 100,000 workers by 2015.
Mr Ong added e2i helped a total of 46,000 workers last year, in terms of job placement, skills upgrading, and upward wage adjustments through productivity improvements.