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Are you feeling burnt out from applying to jobs and getting no replies? Or are you wanting to get a job in the meantime while waiting for responses? Perhaps, are you a fresh graduate who wants to try a little bit of everything before making a decision?
No matter at what stage you are in, it is true that getting a job these days is difficult. The job market is full of uncertainties and getting job opportunities feels like when Singapore scored 2 goals against Indonesia in the AFF Suzuki Cup semi-finals – exhilarating!
According to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) advanced release of the annual labour force report in 2021, the employment rate performed better than last year and recorded above pre-COVID levels. In particular, the employment rate of youths aged 15 to 24 rose to 37.2% from 30.9% and the employment of seniors increased to 31.7%.
The increase can be attributed to the temporary measures, such as the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, put in place by the government to curb unemployment levels caused by COVID-19.
Though the labour market has improved compared to when the pandemic first broke out, the unemployment rate continues to lag. There are still job seekers facing challenges despite the constant demand for manpower.
This is where digital outsourcing apps can plug the gap.
Digital outsourcing apps could be a solution for job seekers to gear themselves by gaining various experiences on such apps while waiting for opportunities to come their way.
It could also be used by mature workers who wish to return to the workforce for extra income.
Amidst the pandemic, job security is one of the biggest concerns for most and having another option open than the usual job portals could be a huge relief for those worried for their future.
With job sites being used by large professionals that lessen the chances of getting a job and freelance work gaining ground in recent times, it greatly benefits the gig economy that involves the exchange of specific labour for payment.
As such, this form of work favours almost everyone especially those worried about their finances and looking to work conveniently. It also appeals to those searching for a side income while on a job hunt.
Nevertheless, outsourcing apps could be a platform to help workers, be it youths or mature workers, navigate and settle into shifts in the economy.
Outside is Singapore’s leading community micro-job platform that creates micro (l)earning opportunities for students, homemakers and seniors.
As a two-sided platform, Outside provides an all-in-one outsourcing management platform for businesses, assisting in breaking down jobs into smaller simpler pieces and improving operations efficiency. For job seekers, Outside provides flexible job opportunities that users can easily pick up and complete within the Outside app, allowing them to work conveniently and earn reliably.