Job-seekers and employers will see more job listings and new technologies on MyCareersFuture.sg, a state-run job portal in Singapore. Workforce Singapore has reached an agreement with global job site Indeed.com that will increase the number of postings by June to more than 35,000, from a monthly average now of 23,000.
Job-seekers will also be able to access listings from MyCareersFuture.sg on other sites, including Google, LinkedIn, JobsCentral and Jooble.
Launched last year, MyCareersFuture.sg was developed by Workforce Singapore and GovTech, with a plan to phase out the National Jobs Bank for job-seekers and employers. So far MyCareersFuture.sg has only been launched for job-seekers, while an interface for employers is to be rolled out by June. The site saw an average of 690,000 visitors per month over the last six months, according to SimilarWeb.
MyCareersFuture is built on machine-learning technology, and Workforce Singapore is exploring more technology to strengthen its job matching. In collaboration with Singapore startup JobKred, Workforce Singapore hopes to improve its skills-to-jobs matching capability to help job-seekers identify the most relevant jobs.
Employers will also soon be able to enjoy an accelerated employment process. Workforce Singapore is collaborating with Netherlands-based software company WCC to test new technology to rank and recommend candidates to employers. A relationship with Singapore AI firm JobTech is developing advanced skills-matching technology, as well as investigating job mismatches and missed matches in key growth sectors like banking and finance, and infocomm technology.
Workforce Singapore is also focused on serving as a one-stop portal offering career guidance, industry insights and employment resources in a “career toolkit.” “Such collaborations between the public and private sectors … allow us to create innovative solutions to address the needs of job-seekers and employers, and bridge the gaps by effectively connecting them,” said Tan Choon Shian, Workforce Singapore CEO.