Over 1,000 Jobs Offered To Retrenched SIA Staff By Different Companies

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If you know a friend or family member who was one of the 2,400 people who were retrenched recently from SIA (Singapore Airlines) Group, you might want to give them a hug or send them some comfort food via Grab or Food Panda.

That and tell them not to worry too much because apparently, they came from a “good” company.

More than 200 job opportunities 

Yesterday, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing announced that Singapore investment firm Commonwealth Capital and seafood restaurant Jumbo Group have come forward to offer jobs to recently retrenched employees from SIA, according to CNA.

“I’m also happy to share that on the back of this, Commonwealth Capital and Jumbo are also ready to offer 50 positions each to these SIA staff.”

Commonwealth Capital, a Singapore-based investment firm with a food and beverage portfolio from manufacturing to logistics and retail services, said it has placements for 50 SIA personnel in its various portfolio companies.

Some of the brands in its portfolio include PastaMania, The Soup Spoon, Kraftwich and Udders, according to Commonwealth Capital’s website.

Selected candidates will be placed on a restaurant management training programme for nine months and be paid S$2,500 a month.

After passing the training programme, the candidates will manage restaurants with a starting pay of $2,700 a month.

Jumbo has also pledged to hire 50 retrenched SIA employees.

Both Commonwealth Capital and Jumbo will prioritise Singaporeans for these positions.

All of this is in addition to the 100 jobs offered by EtonHouse, an international school group, last Friday (11 Sept).

EtonHouse founder and group managing director Ng Ghim Choo said in a press release that she has “always admired the professionalism of the SIA staff, the high standards of customer service and relationship building that they represent”.

She also added that the SIA staff have a wealth of international experience and cultural understanding that can prove to be useful should they choose a path in education.

Together, the three firms are offering more than 200 positions.

Restaurant Association of Singapore offers 1,000 positions

The Restaurant Association of Singapore is also working with its members to offer more than 1,000 positions to retrenched SIA Group staff, said Mr Chan.

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“So this is how we intend to help one another through this very difficult time, with the Government partnering our companies, and also our companies partnering the unions to see how we can place the displaced workers from one company or one sector to adjacent companies, adjacent sectors,” said Mr Chan.

Almost 1,500 Jobs, Traineeships, Attachments and Training Opportunities

In another CNA article, nearly 1,500 jobs, traineeships, attachments and training opportunities have been made available by more than 270 precision engineering firms under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package since April with jobs making up the bulk of the opportunities.

Hopefully, the retrenched SIA staff will be able to find new job opportunities now that more companies are chipping in.

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