In view of extensive border and travel restrictions due to COVID-19, the Association of Process Industry (ASPRI) has partnered with Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to facilitate the matching of Process sector Work Permit holders with potential employers.
From 11 Aug 2020, this program will allow Process sector companies to hire existing Process Sector (PCM) Work Permit holders (WPHs) who are in Singapore, with the agreement of their current employers. This program will provide companies flexibility to manage their manpower needs.
Companies facing a shortage of manpower can tap on a pool of experienced WPHs (in the Process sector) and save on search and recruitment expenses. At the same time, companies that have excess manpower can transfer their WPHs to other companies more quickly, giving their WPHs the opportunity to continue working in Singapore and save on repatriation costs.
ASPRI, supported by MOM, will help to connect employers who are looking to release their Process sector WPHs to those who are experiencing a shortage of manpower. Companies (i.e. both current and hiring employer) and the workers must mutually agree on a suitable transfer arrangement for the workers.
With ASPRI’s endorsement, MOM will allow the hiring employer to apply for a work permit for the existing WPH who is in Singapore. This service by ASPRI will be free of charge for the whole period of the program till 28 Feb 2021.
A. For Companies Looking to Release Process Sector WPHs
From 11 Aug 2020, companies with Process sector WPHs that are valid but do not need the workers. Please complete FormSG by MOM with worker’s written agreement for MOM to share personal details including skills, work experience and current salary with ASPRI and potential employers. The worker shall also give consent to be contacted by MOM or ASPRI at the mobile number provided.
MOM shall provide ASPRI the relevant information of FWs fit for change of employers. Approved available FWs will be listed in ASPRI ManpowerConnect for potential New Employers to job match and shortlist for recruitment interviews.
B. For Companies Looking to Hire Process Sector WPHs
From 19 Aug 2020, companies looking to hire existing Process sector WPHs can log on to ASPRI ManpowerConnect to perform job matching and shortlisting of potential FWs that meet the company’s requirements.
For any doubt, please refer to Annex A: MOM Comms to process companies via WPOnline and Annex B: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or contact ASPRI-IPI at email@example.com for enquiries.