Community Employment Programme - Employment Assistance (CEP – EA) 

Started in November 2011, the programme aims to provide unemployed jobseekers, especially those who are long-term unemployed, witha 6-month interim community employment.  For job seekers who have not been working for some time, this temporary work experience can provide them the platform to refresh their skills. CEP-EA hopes to help job seekers who are facing challenges in securing a job, recover their self-confidence and self-esteem by offering them interim employment. While these jobseekers are placed in CEP-EA, the relevant employment agencies will continue to assist them to secure suitable permanent employment. 

Eligibility Criteria: 
• Unemployed jobseekers residing in North East district
• Actively looking for permanent job
• Combined Gross Monthly Household Income of not more than $3,000; and/or Per Capita Income not more than $800

Community Employment Programme – Active Agers (CEP-AA) 
CEP-AA is targeted at seniors age 62 and above, who are interested to work in community related job positions at Community Clubs / Residents’ Committee. Active Agers will be offered a 1-year employment contract and will work a maximum of 10 hours per week.  

Eligibility Criteria: 
• North East resident
• Aged 62 and above