Nineteen companies offered more than 500 job openings. Photos: ZACH DILAROCA

More than 180 jobseekers looking to get back into the job market were given a helping hand when they attended an employability fair at Agape Village at Lorong 8 Toa Payoh.

Besides 500 job offerings from 19 companies, there were also workshops on acing interviews, resume writing, mock interview sessions and advice on SkillsFuture. The SkillsFuture offers various resources and tools to help Singaporeans in their career planning and skills upgrading needs.

The Sept 25 job fair was organised by the Catholic Business Network (CBN) in partnership with Employment and Employability Institute (e2i). This is the third annual job fair organised by CBN.

According to CBN, the purpose of the half-day job fair was to “empower jobseekers to be the best they can be” even in the face of challenges such as not having the necessary skills set or being unemployed for a significant period of

Other issues shared by jobseekers at the fair included coping with jobs that require shift hours, manual labour and long standing periods. Majority of the jobseekers also shared they would be open to the idea of picking up new skills that may allow them to find better, more suitable jobs and to meet the expectations of employers.

Workshops to assist jobseekers to ace interviews.

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