EMPLOYMENT/UNEMPLOYMENT

Focus on key issues like health, jobs at hustings: Shanmugam

Concerns about their rice bowl and Covid-19 are foremost on the minds of Singaporeans going into the general election, and politicians should focus on addressing these issues at the hustings, Law...

Free online courses, $500 grant for fresh grads

About 1,000 fresh tertiary graduates here are set to benefit from a new $500,000 fund set up in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

National Jobs Council moving 'full speed ahead'

Unemployment will rise significantly over the next year and even beyond if the issue of jobs is left to market forces.

National effort to help older workers find jobs: Tharman

Employers who hire middle-aged and older Singaporeans will receive extra support from the Government, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said yesterday.

Covid-19 will hit wages more than jobs; retail, F&B, recreation sector workers most at risk of layoffs: MAS

Some companies affected by the Covid-19 fallout could also ask employees to take pay cuts, and bonuses could also be reduced in some sectors.

Close to half a billion people jobless or underemployed: UN

GENEVA • More than 470 million people worldwide are unemployed or underemployed, the United Nations has said, warning that a lack of access to decent jobs was contributing to social unrest.

60%-70% of jobs created by new investments in 2019 will be in PMET roles: EDB

SINGAPORE - Around 60 to 70 per cent of the jobs created by the foreign investment attracted here in 2019 will be for professionals, managers, executives and technicians, a category known as PMETs...

IT, finance firms upbeat on 2020 first-half prospects: Poll

Economic uncertainty has not dented the confidence of Singapore's business leaders about prospects for the new year.

Gap between jobs and skills will widen as businesses transform: Josephine Teo

SINGAPORE - The gap between jobs and skills will widen as businesses transform in the digital economy, but Singapore must see this as an opportunity, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo.

More help for PMETs and businesses in manufacturing sector

SINGAPORE - Manufacturers will get increased support so they can hire staff to support their business transformation while workers who want to enter the sector can get more help with their career...