Catholic Business Network holds its second job fair
People at the Community Employability Day held at Agape Village.
Catholic Business Network (CBN) organised its second Community Employability Day on July 18.
The job fair aimed to help rank and file workers look for employment, especially with Catholic employers.
The event was organised in partnership with Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) and Workforce Singapore (WSG). It was held at Agape Village – an integrated social service hub initiated by Caritas Singapore.
Job seekers could choose from over 800 job vacancies across 20 different organisations from various industries, including nine Catholic employers. The set-up was designed to facilitate onsite interviews as well as to allow employers and job seekers to engage with one another in a comfortable setting.
A resume writing workshop, which taught job seekers how to write outstanding resumes, was also conducted by WSG.
According to CBN, the fair attracted more than 200 people, of which 180 were interviewed and almost 60 percent were either shortlisted or offered a job.
One of the owners of A&B Professional Dry Clean and Laundry, which participated in the fair, said that he was “impressed” with the event and felt that it was a “good initiative”.
CBN president Anthony Wong expressed his thanks to all participating employers. “It has been very edifying to work alongside Catholic employers and Caritas Singapore in creating employment opportunities to people from all walks of life,” he said.
CBN’s first job fair was held in November last year.