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.

Government to engage businesses on raising of retirement age, develop support package: DPM Heng

[SINGAPORE] Ministers from the Finance Ministry will continue to actively engage businesses, unions and other stakeholders, and develop a support package to help with the transition to higher...

Digitalisation will leave an impact on the future of work

WITH technology becoming faster, smarter and cheaper, it is only a matter of time before jobs that thus far were done only by humans will either be done in newer ways using human and machine...

Growing demand for hybrid of executive and team assistants in Singapore: Hays

DEMAND is on the rise for a combination of executive assistants (EAs) and team assistants in Singapore’s job market for office professionals, recruitment firm Hays said in a media statement on...

Foreign unicorns here juicing up market for high-tech skills

THE growing pool of foreign unicorns in Singapore is adding magic to the local market for highly-skilled jobs.

Silver lining for tech and health graduates amid economic gloom

AMID the gloomy economic outlook and a tight labour market, the tech and healthcare industries are poised to remain buoyant with plenty of job opportunities, according to various recruitment firms...

Planes, toys and tourism: What is US-China trade made of?

[WASHINGTON] The United States and China last year exchanged US$737.1 billion in goods and services. Below is a breakdown on trade between the world's top two economies.

US job growth surges; unemployment rate falls to 3.6 per cent

[WASHINGTON] US job growth surged in April and the unemployment rate dropped to a more than 49-year low of 3.6 per cent, pointing to solid economic growth.