CV-writing project with Macquarie Bank
To help migrant workers find replacement jobs, Hagar Singapore is partnering with Macquarie Bank on a CV-writing project. 12 native-English speaking Macquarie employees have signed up to assist in conducting video interviews with workers to gather vital data and helping craft a simple CV in English for workers who have lost their jobs or are likely to be laid off in the coming months. Employment agencies require the submission of a CV before they kick-start the job search for workers. Hence, having a CV helps them overcome the initial barriers to re-employment.
Mobile phones for migrant workers
Together with Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS), Hagar organised a donation drive and collected 70 refurbished mobile phones for migrant workers who are returning to work. In order to resume work, workers require smartphones that are compatible with the requirements set by the government for work resumption safety measures. This requires workers to download several work-related applications on the phones and many could not previously do this as their phones were outdated. The donated phones were reset, sanitised and checked to ensure they were in proper working order before being issued to workers.