Government

More skills training aid on the way for SMEs

MORE help is on the way to encourage firms to send workers for training, said Senior Minister of State for Trade and Industry Koh Poh Koon during a visit to Singapore medtech manufacturing firm...

SkillsFuture looks for new ways to measure outcomes of training

EFFORTS to measure the outcomes of training courses are being ramped up, in a bid to increase transparency and to enable more informed decisions to be made, said SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) chief...

Firms gloomier about H1 2019, BT-SUSS survey finds

HAVING ended 2018 on a subdued note, firms are now gloomier about business prospects in the first half of 2019, the latest quarterly Business Times-Singapore University of Social Sciences (BT-SUSS...

More help for companies to train workers, tap new tech

More initiatives will be announced in this year's Budget to help companies tap new technologies to enhance the way they operate, but they are also encouraged to send their employees for upskilling...

Tackling Singapore's skills shortage likely to lead Budget agenda

PUNDITS are widely expecting a fresh injection of support targeted at worker retraining and reskilling in the upcoming Singapore Budget 2019, especially for groups that are particularly vulnerable...

Upgrade and improve lives amid a slowing global economy: PM

A SLOWING global economy and ongoing trade tensions between the United States and China will have an impact on Singapore, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said, adding that growth in 2019 may not be as...

Manufacturing, services firms gloomier about next six months

MANUFACTURING and services firms have become more downbeat about business prospects in the next six months, with both sectors expressing overall pessimism, according to two surveys released on...

Budget 2019 likely to be generous and expansionary: Maybank Kim Eng economists

BUDGET 2019 will likely be generous and expansionary, setting the stage for a possible early general election, according to a report by Maybank Kim Eng.

Singapore real wages expected to grow 3% in 2019: Korn Ferry

SALARIES in Singapore are expected to grow by 3 per cent in 2019 after adjusting for inflation, according to a forecast by consulting firm Korn Ferry.

Upgrade SkillsFuture to facilitate cutting-edge digital courses

IN the upcoming Budget 2019, there could be enhancements to the SkillsFuture initiative, given Singapore's need to train and reskill workers to stay relevant in the future, according to a report by...