Career fair helps servicemen transition into the labour force

The latest ECEF featured new technologies and an expanded selection of job offerings for NSFs about to end their service

Career fair helps servicemen transition into the labour force
Around 4,000 full-time national servicemen (NSFs) gathered at the Lifelong Learning Institute yesterday to attend the Enhanced Career and Education Fair (ECEF), a quarterly convention aimed at helping transition Singapore’s NSFs into the labour force.

The quarterly fair is a joint effort by Workforce Singapore, the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Firms such as Citibank, ExxonMobil, and Changi Airport Group were among the 30 employers across nine industries that offered over 2,000 jobs to the attending servicemen.

Not only a career fair, but an education exhibition as well, the ECEF is designed to provide more targeted employment and educational opportunities to NSFs about to complete their national service.

This year’s career fair featured new technologies such as personalized QR codes that gave organisers instant access to applicants’ details such as availability dates, job interests, and salary expectations. A personalised list of potential employers was then generated based on these details, streamlining the application process.

NSFs who were unable to attend the ECEF will have access to an extended online fair, where another 6,000 jobs will be offered. This virtual platform will run for two weeks up until Aug 29.

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