Nearly half of firms in Singapore plan to cut hirings, but hardly any lay-offs reported: poll

Training and flexible work arrangements are picking up, adds Mercer survey from first half of March

Singapore

WHILE jobs so far are not a big casualty of the Coronavirus pandemic, with hardly any lay-offs reported, close to half of the employers polled in a survey in the first half of March planned to reduce spending on hirings this year.

Only one per cent of the employers had