DBS to hire over 2,000 this year despite pandemic

SOUTH-EAST Asia's largest lender DBS on Thursday said it is committed to hiring more than 2,000 people in Singapore this year, notwithstanding the current economic downturn caused by the Covid-19...

NTUC to match PMEs to new jobs ahead of displacement

THE labour movement is piloting an initiative to match soon-to-be-displaced white-collared workers with new jobs in a bid to minimise the duration of unemployment.

UK companies fear hit from Brexit migration rules: CBI

[LONDON] Britain's plans to introduce a new system for immigration after Brexit risk being too complicated and causing a shortage of skilled workers, a leading employers group said on Thursday....

Employment grew in third quarter this year, but so did unemployment: MOM

[SINGAPORE] Employment grew in the third quarter this year as the economy picked up slightly, even as unemployment, including long-term unemployment, crept up, according to a Manpower Ministry...

Singapore business body calls on firms to take up sustainable employment practices

TO help tackle inequality, the Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is calling on firms to pledge their support for sustainable employment practices.

Firms dangle double-digit pay hikes for tech talent

SINGAPORE tech talents - including those in non-technology industries - continue to see high demand despite a slowing global economy and companies switching their hiring to a lower gear.

Singapore jobless rate rises to decade-high in Q3, but employment growth also up

OVERALL unemployment in Singapore crept up in the third quarter of this year to the highest level since 2009, as more workers were retrenched.

Is the US economy slowing or stalling? That's the question after the jobs report

[WASHINGTON] Crawling or stalling? That's the question hanging over the US economy amid fresh evidence the once-hot labour market is losing steam.

US jobs growth rises moderately; unemployment rate falls to 3.5%

[WASHINGTON] US job growth increased moderately in September, with the unemployment rate dropping to near a 50-year low of 3.5 per cent, which could assuage financial market concerns that the slowing...

Singaporeans are 2nd-most anxious about future impact of tech on jobs in PwC survey

SINGAPOREANS are the second-most nervous about the future impact of technology on their jobs in an 11-country survey, tied with the UK and only behind France, said global professional services...

Robots displacing jobs means 120m workers need retraining: poll

[NEW YORK] More than 120 million workers globally will need retraining in the next three years due to artificial intelligence's (AI) impact on jobs, according to an IBM survey.