You've got a text message - and it's a job-opportunity alert sent by the Central Singapore Community Development Council (CDC).
The CDC launched a job seekers' text-message alert service for residents last month, Central Singapore District mayor Sam Tan revealed yesterday.
Speaking on the sidelines of a charity event by the Haemophilia Society of Singapore, he said: "We have to leverage on modern technology to get in touch with people."
Since last month, the CDC has sent out more than 3,000 text messages to about 200 individuals. It hopes to reach a target of 50,000 text messages sent to 500 people every month.
Residents interested in applying for the service can head down to the CDC's office in Toa Payoh. A hotline and website for applications will be ready in two weeks' time.
Similar text-message services are also available, such as UGotJob.SG, by the North East and South East CDCs.
Mr Tan added that the CDC will be opening two new satellite offices in its Ang Mo Kio GRC and Moulmein-Kallang GRC later this year.
The new offices are meant to improve residents' access to financial assistance and information.
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