AFTER LAYOFF SURVEY (allegedly from Ministry of Manpower)

I don't know about the word 'alleged'. The content of the letter below seems professional enough. Still, I have not seen the letter myself, so I can't (and shouldn't) really comment about it.

Dear Sir/Madam,


1) We understand you were laid-off from your job sometime between January and March this year when Singapore's economy experienced a recession due to the global financial crisis. We hope you have now found a new job.

2) The Ministry of Manpower's Research and Statistics Department is conducting a survey to obtain statistics on the employment status of affected workers to gain a better understanding of the labour market situation. The data collected will assist the Government in the review and formulation of manpower-related policies and programmes to help workers seek alternative employment and upgrading opportunities during the recession. The survey is expected to take up less than 15 minutes to complete.

3) The survey is conducted under the Statistics Act (Chapter 317) which ensures that the information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and used only for the purpose of compiling aggregates statistics. However, the Act also requires that you furnish the necessary information.

4) Please complete the questionnaire and return it to us by 6 Nov 2009 using the enclosed postage-free envelope. Alternatively, you may provide us the information through the Survey Hotline at 65921020 during office hours.

5) If we do not receive your return by the due date, our interviewers will contact you either through telephone or visit your household to assist you in completing the questionnaire. For interviews through telephone, our interviewers will identify themselves and quote your Reference Number as indicated in the attached questionnaire. In the case of personal visits, our interviewers will display the Ministry of Manpower Identification Card. You can verify our interviewer's identity with the MOM Contact Centre at 64385122 (24 Hours). If you require any clarification or assistance in the survey, please contact us at the abovementioned Survey Hotline or email us at

6) For assistance in looking for a job, you may wish to call the WDA Jobs Hotline at 68835885 or visit the WDA JOBS website at Alternatively, you can visit the nearest Career Centres of the Community Development Council (CDC) in your constituency for job assistance and skills training. Locations of the Career Centres are enclosed for your information.

7) We look forward to you participation in the survey.

From Asiaone Forum, "After Layoff Survey".


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