26 Dec '11, 11pm

8 in 10 servicemen retiring from the SAF take an average of 6 months to find new jobs: Mindef

8 in 10 servicemen retiring from the SAF take an average of 6 months to find new jobs: Mindef

Going back to school helps him snag new job JAYA Sanger knew he had to have a battle plan in order to get a job when he retired from the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) last year. The former army logistics executive assessed that he had to upgrade his skills or end up jobless when he left the SAF after 34 years of service. He had heard stories about his seniors who found it difficult to adapt to new civilian jobs, with some leaving to become taxi drivers or worse, remaining unemployed. 'It was up to me to upgrade and help myself. I was still young and could do it,' said the 50-year-old, who retired as a master-sergeant. With the Career Transition Resource Centre's (CRTC) sponsorship, the father of three, who has an O-level certificate, took up a diploma course in logistics at the Singapore Institute of Commerce, with an eye on snagging a logistics-related job. The CRTC also p...

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