“As a young start-up, keeping costs reasonable is foremost on our minds. When we secured a project that needed bookkeeping services, I was in a dilemma as it was not part of my company’s suite of business offerings and there were no additional resources for this project. We could not afford the additional cost burden in hiring an experienced bookkeeper which would be needed for the project.
Coincidentally I came across information about the Career Support Programme (CSP) in the newspapers and then looked up about the programme on Workforce Singapore (WSG) website to understand more. The timing was perfect!
Using CSP we managed to hire an experienced bookkeeper as the programme helped to bridge the new hire’s salary gap by 20% for the first six months and 10% for the next six months. The process of application through the WSG Feedback Portal was very easy.
With the boost given by CSP, our company has managed to expand our bookkeeping clientale from just one to five, and this has proved to be a successful business diversification for us. CSP allowed us to defray our salary cost to hire an experienced staff and leverage his experience to grow the business. This in turn will eventually support his salary once the CSP period ends, which is a win-win outcome for us.”
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