24 Apr '11, 10am

Jobs placement centre for Hougang residents

Jobs placement centre for Hougang residents

PLANS are afoot for a new jobs placement centre in Hougang single member constituency. To be set up at the Hougang Community Club, the centre was mooted by Mr Desmond Choo, the People's Action Party's (PAP) likely candidate for Hougang, held by Workers' Party Low Thia Kiang. He told The Straits Times during a grassroots event at Hougang Avenue 5 on Sunday morning that it will be a jobs placement service 'with a difference'. 'Hougang people want to work around the neighbourhood; certainly for the middle-age people or people who need to take care of their kids,' said Mr Choo, 33. 'So having a workplace close to their home makes so much more sense, which is why I'm going to work with the local merchants and see if they have a job-sharing plan.' Mr Choo said he aims to launch the centre within the next three months and hopes to help at least 100 people get jobs or upgrade to b...

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