HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Singapore launches job matcher website for citizens and PRs

Users will be matched to jobs that are scored based on the proximity to their skillset.

Workforce Singapore (WSG) launched job search and matcher website for Singapore citizens and permanent residents. WSG developed the website with the Government Technology Agency (GovTech) based on feedback from jobseekers.

The older portal Jobs Bank has had over 300,000 registered jobseekers and 30,000 registered employers since launch. " is designed to have the flexibility and agility to implement and adopt new technologies in a timely manner. Enhancing Jobs Bank would have taken a longer time," WSG said.

MCF offers job-to-skills matching technology that matches jobseekers to jobs based on their skills, wherein search results are based on skills match scores. The search option has filters that cover the sector, employment type, salary, and location. "The higher the score, the better the match. Jobs with higher skills match scores will be shown first," WSG said.

The website also makes recommendations for adjacent jobs, which are jobs that jobseekers may not have considered but match their skills. " For instance, an individual searches for a job using the keywords 'Communications Manager' and inputs their current skills. Besides getting back a list of 'Communications Manager' jobs, the individual will also receive recommendations of other jobs that are relevant and matched to them based on the skills they have given earlier, such as jobs relating to marketing or journalism," WSG explained.

MCF also offers the ability to search for jobs where employers are willing to hire jobseekers with low skills match through programmes under WSG’s Adapt and Grow Initiative, such as the Professional Conversion Programme, Career Support Programme, and Career Trial. 

New features and enhancements to MCF will be progressively rolled out based on jobseekers’ needs and user feedback. This continual process of engagement and development will enhance the relevance of the MCF to jobseekers.

Jobs Bank will continue to serve employers and also as a jobs repository. Employers will continue to post jobs and search for candidates in Jobs Bank, WSG said.

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