CDCs: Fewer people asking for employment, social aid

COMMUNITY Development Councils (CDCs) are seeing a drop in the number of people seeking jobs and social assistance, reported Channel NewsAsia. Among Singapore’s five CDCs, North East CDC has shown the highest fall in the number of people seeking job assistance with a 25 per cent drop in job seekers, compared to the previous month. The number of people asking for social assistance also dipped slightly – from 497 in May to 474 in June. But Mr Teo Ser Luck, mayor of North East CDC, said: “The unemployment rates are still very high and Singapore, being an export-dependent country, is very much dependent on the US market which is looking at a contraction of 2.6 per cent this year.”