Parliament Sitting on 16 February 2021

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER


12. Dr Tan Wu Meng:
To ask the Minister for Communications and Information what avenues exist for jobseekers of limited means to access or own personal computing devices and resources so that jobseekers without computers or smart devices can update and edit personal curriculum vitae and resumes.

Answer:

The Government is committed to providing a baseline of affordable digital access to households of limited means, including households with jobseekers. 
 
2. Singapore is a highly connected society — 98% of resident households have access to broadband and own internet-enabled devices such as computers or smartphones. Programmes like IMDA’s Home Access support digital access for low income households through subsidised broadband, which may be bundled with a tablet. More than 21,000 households have benefited since the start of the programme in 2014, including close to 6,900 in the past year alone. 

3. In addition, access to computers and the Internet is available at public libraries island-wide for a nominal charge. Singaporeans and PRs aged 50 and above can enjoy 1 hour of free Internet access by logging in with their myLibrary ID. 

4. Jobseekers may also visit physical Career Matching Services touchpoints such as WSG’s and NTUC-e2i’s five physical career centres. Jobseekers can use computer terminals at these centres to update their personal curriculum vitae or submit job applications. 

 
Speech by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information at CyFy 2021 on 19 Oct 2021 Speeches Infocomm Media 19 Oct 21
Opening Keynote Address by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, at Global System for Mobile Communications Association (GSMA) Mobile 360 Asia Pacific Conference on 19 Oct 2021 Speeches Infocomm Media 19 Oct 21
Four New MOUs Signed at the 2nd Singapore–China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative Joint Implementation Committee Meeting To Accelerate Digital Economy Collaborations Press Releases Infocomm Media, Digital Readiness 18 Oct 21
Opening Remarks by Ms Yong Ying-I, Permanent Secretary for Ministry of Communications and Information, at the 2nd Singapore-China (Shenzhen) Smart City Initiative (SCI) Joint Implementation Committee Meeting on 18 OCT 2021 Speeches Infocomm Media, Digital Readiness 18 Oct 21
Opening Remarks by Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister for Communications and Information, at SCS Tech3 Forum on 15 Oct 2021 Speeches Infocomm Media 15 Oct 21
Closing Remarks by Ms Rahayu Mahzam, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Communications and Information, at the DBS Judiciary MCI Hackathon for a Better World 2021 Judging Day on 7 October 2021 Speeches Others 07 Oct 21