EMPLOYMENT/UNEMPLOYMENT

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...

Singapore job-seekers expect 17% pay rise on average when they switch jobs: Survey

A survey by RGF International Recruitment found financial compensation to be the driving factor for 61 per cent of job seekers in Singapore, with 83 per cent of respondents saying they expect a...

Q3 hiring prospects in S'pore to stay stable: Survey

Singaporean employers remain optimistic in their hiring plans for the third quarter of this year, new research shows.

5 work trends

Often cited as a symptom of the "flighty" millennial generation, job-hopping may be shaking off its negative image.

8 in 10 Singapore CFOs struggle to hire qualified finance professionals: Survey

SINGAPORE - More than eight in 10 (83 per cent) of Singapore's chief financial officers (CFO) find it challenging to source qualified finance professionals, according to a survey by recruitment...

Pay for fresh university graduates rose last year; strong job prospects for those in IT

Fresh grads took home a median monthly salary of $3,500, up from $3,400 in 2017.