In general, the employment rates of older workers have increased over the years. The extended SEC is tiered by employee age to provide stronger support for employers hiring Singaporeans in the older age bands, where employment rates are lower. Employers who hire workers aged 65 and above will continue to receive a wage-offset of up to 8% of the employee's wage, similar to the earlier SEC.
The SEC covers persons with disabilities, including those aged below 55. This encourages employers to hire them, so that more of them will be able to enter the workforce and remain independent.
There are many schemes to assist you in hiring persons with disabilities such as the Open Door Programme (ODP). Please contact SG Enable at 1800-8585-885 or email email@example.com. You can also visit SG Enable website for more information.