P-Max

P-Max is a Place-and-Train Programme that aims to: Help SMEs to better recruit, train, manage and retain their newly-hired PMETs Encourage the adoption of progressive human resource practices within SMEs Help to place job-seeking PMETs into suitable SME jobs.

Who is it for?

Local SMEs looking to hire PMETs Local SMEs looking to improve their HR practices within the organisation Job-seeking PMETs who are Singapore Citizens or Singaporean Permanent Residents, looking for a career with SMEs.

How will SMEs benefit?

Hiring SMEs can seek assistance from PMs to help screen and refer suitable job-seeking PMETs for their job vacancies under the Programme.

Participating SMEs can also enjoy up to 90% course fee subsidy for PMET, SME training workshops and Age Management workshop (applicable for P-Max for Older Worker only), while eligible SMEs will receive a one-time $5,000 Assistance Grant or $10,000 Assistance Grant (P-Max for Older Workers only) upon completion of the Programme and six month retention of the newly hired PMET(s).

P-Max Lite

Non-hiring SMEs can enjoy up to 90% course fee subsidy for the SME training workshop under P-Max Lite. This programme targets non-hiring supervisors in SMEs who are keen to learn progressive HR practices to better manage their existing staff. Course fee funding will be provided for non-hiring SME supervisors to attend the SME workshop which will cover progressive HR-related topics, such as goal setting and performance management tools and an introdution to an HR toolkit. SMEs under P-Max Lite will not be eligible for the assistance grant.

Only Singapore Citizen or Permanent Resident are eligible for the course fee subsidy.

lease note that the Assistance Grant is capped at $5,000 or $10,000 (for SMEs under P-Max for Older Worker) regardless of the number of PMETs hired & retained under P-Max. Companies who previously have received $5,000 P-Max grant will only be eligible for additional $5,000 under P-Max for Older Workers

Grant Amount

Participating SMEs can also enjoy up to 90% course fee subsidy for PMET, SME training workshops and Age Management workshop (applicable for P-Max for Older Worker only), while eligible SMEs will receive a one-time $5,000 Assistance Grant or $10,000 Assistance Grant (P-Max for Older Workers only) upon completion of the Programme and six month retention of the newly hired PMET(s).

Eligibility

• Companies registered or incorporated in Singapore

• Employment size (at group level) of not more than 200; OR Annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than S$100 million

• At least 30% local shareholding being held by Singapore Citizen or Singapore Permanent Resident

• Hired a PMET within the last three months (i.e. 90 days) prior to enrolment into programme, offering a gross monthly salary of at least $2,500

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