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Improving SME productivity with e2i: success story of Johong Hardware & Paints

Improving SME productivity with e2i: success story of Johong Hardware & Paints

The Labour Movement has been enabling a number of small- and medium-sized enterprises to improve productivity and share the gains with their workers. Here is one partner’s story.   A three-generation family business dealing with paint, hardware and general household accessories, Johong Hardware & Paints is every bit your friendly neighbourhood hardware store. Over the course of 25 years, the business has steadily grown from a single heartland store in Hougang to three today. Tapping on e2i’s Inclusive Growth Programme To remain competitive and cope with the challenges of a growing business, the company began working with NTUC’s e2i (Employment and Employability Institute) to transform its operations with the Inclusive Growth Programme (IGP). As an enabler, e2i helps connect businesses like Johong to partners who can help them transform their business. Through helping companies b ...

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