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Retrenched, but Hairul did not give up and neither did MP Murali Pillai

Murali Pillai Hairul

Thank you, Mr Murali, for once again making a difference in someone's life.

Kudos to Mr Hairul Firdaus.

He has kept an open mind and applied himself to learning and joining training courses. He did not give up.

Mr Hairul is a resident of Bukit Batok.

Young at age 36, Hairul was retrenched when he met MP Murali Pillai.

Mr Murali Pillai referred him to officers in Workforce Singapore (WSG) and Employment and Employability Institute (e2i).

An open mind and a willingness to learn go a long way.

Hairul kept an open mind. He learnt about opportunities in the IT sector and joined courses.

Now he has landed an IT Job which carries a higher salary than his old job.
Murali Pillai Hairul

Hairul is thankful to Mr Murali Pillai and an RC volunteer named John Tan for helping him during the challenging times.

He has a good piece of advice for others in similar circumstances:


The National Trades Union Congress’ (NTUC) has also set up a Job Council in February 2020, to helps displaced or those at risk of losing their jobs move into new jobs or temporary secondments in firms within the group.

More than 20,000 have been matched with new roles amid the Covid-19 crisis as of August 2020.

This is about double the number matched by early June 2020.

Find out more about NTUC’s Job Security Council.

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