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Entrepreneur Asia Pacific

How upskilling can pave the way for blue-collar workers' employment in the future

This article originally appeared on Entrepreneur Asia Pacific

With artificial intelligence (AI) and automation displacing several human jobs, many blue-collar workers will require special skills to survive in the future. Unlike white collar workers, blue collar workers spend significant amount of time in physical activities. Whereas, the white-collar worker typically performs work in an office environment and may involve sitting at a computer or desk. To be successful at their jobs in the age of automation, blue-collar workers may also need upskilling and training.

With artificial intelligence (AI) and automation displacing several human jobs, many blue-collar workers will require special skills to survive in the future. Unlike white collar workers, blue collar workers spend significant amount of time in physical activities. Whereas, the white-collar worker typically performs work in an office environment and may involve sitting at a computer or desk. To be successful at their jobs in the age of automation, blue-collar workers may also need upskilling and training.

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The Straits Times

Tech set-up Sendhelper raises $610k in seed funding

This article originally appeared on The Straits Times

Singapore-based technology set-up Sendhelper has raised $610,000 in seed funding, led by Captii Ventures.
The mobile e-commerce platform for services in Singapore enables individuals, service providers and households to book and pay for home services.
"The funding will be used for the purpose of growing their services across markets and launching Sendjobs, a B2B (business to business) platform which will focus on matching employers with job seekers for non-executive positions in industries such as F&B, retail, hospitality, events, logistics and security," said Sendhelper in a press statement.

Singapore-based technology set-up Sendhelper has raised $610,000 in seed funding, led by Captii Ventures.
The mobile e-commerce platform for services in Singapore enables individuals, service providers and households to book and pay for home services.
"The funding will be used for the purpose of growing their services across markets and launching Sendjobs, a B2B (business to business) platform which will focus on matching employers with job seekers for non-executive positions in industries such as F&B, retail, hospitality, events, logistics and security," said Sendhelper in a press statement.

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The Business Times

Singapore tech startup Sendhelper raises S$610,000 in seed funding

This article originally appeared on The Business Times

SINGAPORE-BASED technology company Sendhelper has raised S$610,000 in seed funding, led by Captii Ventures.
The mobile e-commerce platform for services in Singapore enables individuals, service providers and households to book and pay for home services.
"The funding will be used for the purpose of growing their services across markets and launching Sendjobs, a B2B platform which will focus on matching employers with jobseekers for non-executive positions in industries such as F&B (food and beverage), retail, hospitality, events, logistics and security," said Sendhelper in a press statement.

SINGAPORE-BASED technology company Sendhelper has raised S$610,000 in seed funding, led by Captii Ventures.
The mobile e-commerce platform for services in Singapore enables individuals, service providers and households to book and pay for home services.
"The funding will be used for the purpose of growing their services across markets and launching Sendjobs, a B2B platform which will focus on matching employers with jobseekers for non-executive positions in industries such as F&B (food and beverage), retail, hospitality, events, logistics and security," said Sendhelper in a press statement.

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Tech In Asia

Singapore accelerator Iterative reveals first cohort of 8 startups

This article originally appeared on Tech In Asia

Singapore-based startup accelerator Iterative has named the eight Southeast Asian startups that make up its first cohort.
As part of its Summer 2020 program, most startups will each receive US$150,000 in exchange for a 15% share. Iterative will also provide the chosen companies with lessons on pitching and fundraising, as well as connect them to investors in Singapore and San Francisco.

Singapore-based startup accelerator Iterative has named the eight Southeast Asian startups that make up its first cohort.
As part of its Summer 2020 program, most startups will each receive US$150,000 in exchange for a 15% share. Iterative will also provide the chosen companies with lessons on pitching and fundraising, as well as connect them to investors in Singapore and San Francisco.

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Channel News Asia

‘You’re paying for my experience, not my labour’: The handyman trying to earn his keep

This article originally appeared on Channel News Asia

If there’s something wrong with your home fixtures, who are you going to call? Benjamin Arman, for one, isn’t afraid of choked toilets, but what his services are worth to some customers is another matter altogether.
SINGAPORE: I must admit that things had needed repairing in my toilets since last year. Two metal hoses and a shower hose would leak when in use.
However, this had yet to figure on my list of priorities — which means my wife had not yet threatened to strangle me with the hoses for not fixing them.

If there’s something wrong with your home fixtures, who are you going to call? Benjamin Arman, for one, isn’t afraid of choked toilets, but what his services are worth to some customers is another matter altogether.
SINGAPORE: I must admit that things had needed repairing in my toilets since last year. Two metal hoses and a shower hose would leak when in use.
However, this had yet to figure on my list of priorities — which means my wife had not yet threatened to strangle me with the hoses for not fixing them.

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Singapore Business Review

Need some help? This app lets you book a cleaner in five minutes flat

This article originally appeared on Singapore Business Review

Sendhelper is the new breed of booking apps., If you’ve ever needed assistance with tidying up your flat but can’t afford a full-time helper, then Sendhelper is the app for you. Sendhelper was inspired by wildly successful taxi booking apps. Instead of linking passengers with taxis, though, the app connects households with cleaning service providers.

Sendhelper is the new breed of booking apps., If you’ve ever needed assistance with tidying up your flat but can’t afford a full-time helper, then Sendhelper is the app for you. Sendhelper was inspired by wildly successful taxi booking apps. Instead of linking passengers with taxis, though, the app connects households with cleaning service providers.

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The Straits Times

App Sendhelper screens the suppliers

This article originally appeared on The Straits Times

Sendhelper was launched in May last year, and is available as an app on both iOS and Android devices. Users select the type of service that they want, and Sendhelper will automatically assign them a worker. The fees for cooking and cleaning services are $18 per hour for recurring orders, and $20 for ad hoc orders. Sendhelper can also provide handyman, air-con repair and laundry services.

Sendhelper was launched in May last year, and is available as an app on both iOS and Android devices. Users select the type of service that they want, and Sendhelper will automatically assign them a worker. The fees for cooking and cleaning services are $18 per hour for recurring orders, and $20 for ad hoc orders. Sendhelper can also provide handyman, air-con repair and laundry services.

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Vulcan Post

The Plight Of Part Time Cleaners In Singapore & How Startups Are Changing That

This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post

It’s old news that Singaporeans aren’t too big on cleaning up after ourselves: while we enjoy the reputation of being clean and green, it’s no secret that we also require a veritable army of cleaners to maintain our landscape. As we mentioned in a previous article, our population-to-cleaner ratio has gotten so out of hand that it prompted Public Hygiene Council chairman Liak Teng Lit to say, “Singapore, we have five million people and 70,000 cleaners. That’s two Singapore armies. It’s quite ridiculous.

It’s old news that Singaporeans aren’t too big on cleaning up after ourselves: while we enjoy the reputation of being clean and green, it’s no secret that we also require a veritable army of cleaners to maintain our landscape. As we mentioned in a previous article, our population-to-cleaner ratio has gotten so out of hand that it prompted Public Hygiene Council chairman Liak Teng Lit to say, “Singapore, we have five million people and 70,000 cleaners. That’s two Singapore armies. It’s quite ridiculous.

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Yahoo News

The plight of part time cleaners in singapore & how startups are changing that

This article originally appeared on Yahoo News

It’s old news that Singaporeans aren’t too big on cleaning up after ourselves: while we enjoy the reputation of being clean and green, it’s no secret that we also require a veritable army of cleaners to maintain our landscape. As we mentioned in a previous article, our population-to-cleaner ratio has gotten so out of hand that it prompted Public Hygiene Council chairman Liak Teng Lit to say, “Singapore, we have five million people and 70,000 cleaners. That’s two Singapore armies. It’s quite ridiculous.”

It’s old news that Singaporeans aren’t too big on cleaning up after ourselves: while we enjoy the reputation of being clean and green, it’s no secret that we also require a veritable army of cleaners to maintain our landscape. As we mentioned in a previous article, our population-to-cleaner ratio has gotten so out of hand that it prompted Public Hygiene Council chairman Liak Teng Lit to say, “Singapore, we have five million people and 70,000 cleaners. That’s two Singapore armies. It’s quite ridiculous.”

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