The Economic Development Board (EDB) and Ministry of Manpower (MOM) will discontinue the Contact Singapore alliance starting from 1 April, according to emails sent to its subscribers on Tuesday (21 February) night.
One of the aims of Contact Singapore is to help engaging overseas Singaporeans and global talent to work in Singapore.
The email said that the Contact Singapore brand will remain with EDB and focus on facilitating entrepreneurial talent who have an interest in establishing business activities in the Republic.
It stated that the job portal of Contact Singapore will be discontinued, starting from 1 March.
Contact SIngapore then noted that existing CVs have already been made available to the firms that the job-seekers applied to.
The email also mentioned that when the Contact Singapore alliance was formed in 2008, its aim was to make Singapore a place where global talent would call home, from which they could flourish and contribute.
“Nine years on, we think Contact Singapore has succeeded in its mission,” it said, adding that Singapore is now better-known globally as one of the world’s talent hubs.
From its website, one can see that Contact Singapore has major offices worldwide, including in Sydney, London, San Francisco and Mumbai.
However, the email did not mention whether its offices would remain opened.