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Seek launches JobStreet Express to address semi-skilled segment in Singapore

Khairani Afifi Noordin
Khairani Afifi Noordin • 2 min read
Seek launches JobStreet Express to address semi-skilled segment in Singapore
JobStreet Express aims to help employers in Singapore fill the gap in semi-skilled workers.
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Australian Securities Exchange-listed Seek, which owns and operates JobStreet and JobsDB, has launched JobStreet Express in Singapore. 

JobStreet Express aims to help employers in Singapore fill the gap in semi-skilled workers as well as supporting Singaporeans in finding work faster and easier. 

The semi-skilled segment in Singapore makes up more than 40% of job vacancies in the country. According to the Ministry of Manpower, the nation is still facing difficulties in filling semi-skilled vacancies — in 2022, 34% of these job vacancies took more than six months to fill.

JobStreet Express was built to be mobile-first to cater to the majority of users in this segment who are regularly on the move. The semi-skilled talents can find jobs through Seek’s proprietary matching technology to connect talent with employers based on their experiences, availability and preferences. 

Additionally, the platform targets to close the application process in a matter of hours or days, instead of the traditional recruitment processes, which could span weeks and even months. 

The semi-skilled segment has traditionally been underserved, says Seek Express and Flex managing director Anshu Nahar. “People in this segment often resort to unstructured and sometimes unsafe means to find jobs and talent. Both employers and talent feel that existing solutions just don’t work for them anymore. 

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“Through JobStreet Express, Seek is committed to serving this segment with a dedicated platform, backed by millions of dollars of investment, our years of expertise, world-class technology and trusted brand,” adds Nahar.

JobStreet Express is enhancing its speed and matching capabilities over the next several months, with some optional paid features to be made available in due course.

 

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