Bizlink Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the disadvantaged individuals, in particular persons with disabilities, through training and employment in Singapore. Bizlink is a registered charity with the office of the Commissioner of Charities and is conferred the status of the Institution of Public Character (IPC).
Bizlink has been serving the disability community since 1986.
Today, individuals, regardless of their disabilities and disadvantaged background, are enabled through work within an inclusive community.
Read more about our background and history
Background and History
In 1985, a Ministry of Community Development survey revealed that 2,416 (55.1%) out of 4,385 people with disabilities surveyed were unemployed.
In 1985, then Ministry of Community Development and Singapore Council of Social Service jointly started a project to establish employment programs for people with disabilities and that was when Bizlink was entrusted with the task of finding employment for the disadvantaged. In 1988, Bizlink Centre moved into its first premises at 200 Tembling Road.
On 21 January 1995, the management of Bizlink was taken over by a board of directors. On 10 February 1998, Bizlink officially started operations at Chai Chee Lane.
Bizlink is professionally manned with a team of professionals such as psychologists, occupational therapists and social workers to assess vocational skills of clients to improve the opportunities of a job match. It runs a free employment placement programme to seek jobs for clients. For workers with disabilities who are not ready to work in commercial companies, Bizlink runs a sheltered workshop offering business process outsourcing services to commercial companies.
Bizlink Centre is a full member of the National Council of Social Service and receives funding for its approved programmes from the Community Chest of Singapore.
Bizlink is also supported by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports, which partly funds Bizlink’s approved programmes.
To be at the forefront in the provision of employment support to enhance the quality of life of persons with disabilities and the disadvantaged and empower them to lead fulfilling lives
To empower persons with disabilities and the disadvantaged in achieving independence, dignity and inclusion into the society through training and employment