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Bringing home back-office bank jobs won't fix labour tensions: analysts

WITH unemployment set to rise amid Singapore's deepening recession, there have been calls of late to bring home back-office jobs in the banking industry that have been offshored to countries with...

Singapore seeks 'quality' labour in new foreign worker rules: Chan Chun Sing

[SINGAPORE] Singapore will remain "open and connected" as a financial hub even as it tightens restrictions on foreign workers to protect local jobs amid the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic...

More than 6,300 jobs and openings for training and attachments in manufacturing

SINGAPORE'S manufacturing sector continues to churn out jobs despite the current crisis, with the bulk of the jobs going to professionals, managers, executives and technicians, a group...

New schemes to boost investment and support local entrepreneurship

THE impact of Covid-19 has been uneven across different sectors of the economy, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Wednesday, as he outlined plans to help Singapore businesses and...

Singapore factory output falls by 8.4% in July

SINGAPORE factory output fell again in July, with a worse-than-expected performance dragged down in part by the return of electronics production to negative territory.

Quicker cut-off will surface better startups

A SHORT three-month time frame for the new venture building track under the Startup SG Founder programme is a vital key in helping stakeholders separate promising startups from the rest, said...

Companies that are agile can still grow during crisis: DPM Heng

COMPANIES that have remained agile and invested in innovation have been able to pivot to new opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic, said Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat in a Facebook...

ESG raises Startup SG Founder grant to S$50,000, sets up 3-month venture building programme

ENTERPRISE Singapore (ESG) will raise the grant support of the Startup SG Founder programme to S$50,000 from September onwards, in order to help extend the runway for startups to develop their...

Wage support extension expected, but recalibration sparks debate

EMPLOYERS, labour leaders and economists had expected the Job Support Scheme (JSS) to be extended but they have different views on the length and level of the renewed move to protect jobs from the...

Singapore and Japan to work on resumption of essential travel from September

SINGAPORE - Essential travel for expatriates and businessmen between Singapore and Japan could resume next month, as both countries agree to ease restrictions currently in place to combat the...