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GOVERNMENT DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMMES
TIMES BUSINESS DIRECTORY OF SINGAPORE 2020/2021
Programmes Description Reference
Eligibility Criteria
• Companies must be legally registered or incorporated in Singapore, with a Unique Entity Number (UEN) registered with ACRA
• Employ individual(s) who fulfil the conditions in paragraph 3 by offering a gross monthly salary^ of at least $4,000 ($3,600 for SMEs
• Offer individual(s) a permanent job or an employment contract of at least 12 months
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Productivity Max (P-Max) Programme
P-Max is a Place-and-Train Programme that aims to:
• Help SMEs to better recruit, train, manage and retain their newly-hired PMETs • Encourage the adoption of progressive human resource practices within SMEs • Help to place job-seeking PMETs into suitable SME jobs.
Depending on SMEs’ needs, SMEs can choose to embark on three different P-Max options:
SME Needs
P-Max Options
SME hiring PMETs
P-Max
SME hiring PMETs, older workers who are Singapore Citizen age 50 years & above
P-Max for Older Workers
Non-hiring SMEs
P-Max Lite
Eligibility Criteria
P-Max
P-Max for Older workers
P-Max Lite
SME Criteria
• Companies registered or incorporated in Singapore;
• Employment size (at group level) of not more than 200; OR Annual sales
turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million;
• At least 30% local shareholding being held by Singapore Citizen or
Singapore Permanent Resident
• Hired a PMET within the last three months (i.e. 90 days) prior to enrolment
into programme, offering a gross monthly salary of at least $2,500
PMET Criteria
Be a Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME; and
Be a Singapore Citizen, age 50 and above who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME; and
N.A.
• Possess educational qualifications that are Diploma or higher, or employed/have prior work experience in a PMET position; and
• Have graduated or completed National Service for a minimum period of 12 months
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