We understand  your business challenges as employers; as you strive to save jobs for your workers, let Young NTUC support you during this  difficult period.

Check out the available resources from Government Budget 2021 and NTUC's support schemes to help you mitigate these challenges. 

 From Government Budget 2021 

Financial Assistance
  • The Government will provide enhanced JSS support for the following sectors during the period of Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) from 16 May to 13 Jun 2021:

    • 30% for sectors that are not required to suspend operations but are significantly affected by the tightened measures in P2(HA). 

    • This will provide support to the businesses in the retail sector, museums, art galleries and historical sites, cinema operators, indoor playgrounds and other family entertainment centres and affected personal care services. 

  • The enhanced payout, based on wages paid in April to June 2021, will be disbursed in September 2021.

  • As JSS payouts are intended to offset and protect local employees’ wages, employers who put local employees on mandatory no-pay leave (NPL) or retrench them will not be eligible for the enhanced JSS payouts for those employees.​

  • Extended the enhanced training support, comprising higher course fee subsidies and absentee payroll support, to more sectors

  • Extend funding period for reskilling to six months for the tourism, aviation, retail and food services sectors under the Adapt and Grow initiative, specifically through redeployment programme


  • Work with NTUC and the unions to set up Company Training Committee to drive companies’ transformation

  • Partner NTUC LearningHub to curate or customise workers’ training

 From NTUC (Employment & Employability Institute (e2i) 

  • NTUC Job Security Council (JSC), an initiative of the National Trades Union Congress, was announced in February 2020. NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) is the ecosystem manager, to gather information on job vacancies and jobs that are phasing out in advance and move upstream to provide help to companies and workers. 

  • As an eco-system manager, e2i will have collective information on releasing and hiring jobs and is better able to job-match workers more efficiently.

  • Companies on JSC can be part of the community to access industry insights, cross share and learn best practices and cultivate strategic networks amongst JSC partners.

  • If your company would like to participate in this initiative, please click download resources

  • The Job Placement Programme (JPP)  provides salary support to companies who hire local job-seekers registered with e2i to embark on a new job and undergo training. All businesses/societies/associations registered in Singapore and carrying out businesses/activities in Singapore may apply for JPP. 

  • Receive salary support of up to 70% monthly salary, capped at $2000 per month per employee for up to 3 months if you hire a job seeker who is < 6 months unemployed prior to JPP

  • If your company would like to participate in this programme, please click to download resources

Career Support programme
  • The Career Support Programme (CSP) is a salary support programme offered by Workforce Singapore (WSG) and the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) to encourage employers to hire eligible Singapore Citizen Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs). 

  • Receive up to $42,000 salary support for hiring eligible Singapore Citizens

  • If your company would like to participate in this programme, please click to download resources. 


sguNITED traineeship programme
  • The SGUnited Traineeships programme aims to provide up to provide traineeship opportunities to those who have recently graduated or will soon be graduating in 2019 to 2021 (both years inclusive). 

  • This will help them develop industry-relevant skills, notwithstanding the current economic climate, and boost their employability in preparation for the eventual recovery. 

  • By participating in the SGUnited Traineeships Programme, host companies can gain access to a pool of fresh graduates and be able to recruit experienced trainees when hiring picks up.

The above-mentioned is a snapshot of some of the help available. Eligibility criteria and terms & conditions apply.