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It's still early days for rescue efforts aimed at mid-career job seekers

IF recent policy moves are a gauge, mid-career job seekers have become a priority demographic for placement into Singapore's labour market.

Skills, mindsets are barriers to re-hiring older workers

CHRONIC unemployment among mid-career workers, who have typically stayed in the same job for 10 to 20 years, "is not a new issue that has surfaced because of Covid-19".

Private-sector economists lower full-year growth forecast to -6%

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists now expect Singapore's gross domestic product (GDP) to contract 6 per cent this year, worsening slightly from earlier expectations of a 5.8 per cent fall, according to...

Job policies seen as key to supporting re-hiring, even as layoffs re-entry rate holds up

RESIDENTS' hiring prospects held up in Singapore in the first half of the year, despite the Covid-19 downturn.

Tourism spillover from Mice restart will be minimal: Analysts

SINGAPORE will allow meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) events from October, with the attendance cap raised to 250, from the previous limit of 50 people.

Private-sector economists lower Singapore full-year growth forecast slightly to -6%

PRIVATE-SECTOR economists now expect Singapore's gross domestic product growth to decline 6 per cent this year, worsening slightly from earlier expectations of a 5.8 per cent fall, according to...

Pent-up demand can't return retail sales to growth: analysts

RETAIL receipts picked up in July on the month before, as Singapore marked its first full month of reopened bricks-and-mortar shops.

Singapore retail sales fall 8.5% in July as Covid-19 continues to pummel sector

SINGAPORE retail sales were on the rocky road to recovery in July, the first full month with shops reopened, after the second-quarter's "circuit-breaker" shutdown.

Singapore electronics activity tipped for August recovery

SINGAPORE'S electronics industry is back in business, an early gauge of factory performance has indicated.

Singapore manufacturing still in growth mode in August; electronics snaps losing streak

SINGAPORE manufacturing sentiment was positive for the second month in a row in August, as the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) reading came in at 50.1 points.