labour

Government sets aside S$100m for 4,000 traineeships for fresh grads

THE Singapore government has set aside S$100 million to support fresh graduates through a traineeship programme that now offers them more than 4,000 such opportunities.

No plans to waive foreign worker levy: Josephine Teo

THE Singapore government does not plan to waive or reduce foreign worker levies despite calls from business leaders and MPs to do so in an economic environment that has already taken a battering...

Singapore F&B industry group seeks rental rebates to ride out Covid-19 storm

THE Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS) has asked major landlords for support to tide its members over this difficult period when they have seen as much as 80 per cent drop in sales amid the...

FAI-driven jobs filled mostly by Singaporeans

JOBS created from new investments in Singapore are predominantly filled by Singaporeans, and while there is an emphasis on high-tech sectors, the Republic will need a range of other jobs to cater...

Jobs from new investments mostly go to Singaporeans: Chan Chun Sing

JOBS created from new investments in Singapore are predominantly filled by Singaporeans, and while there is an emphasis on high-tech sectors, the Republic will need a range of other jobs to cater...

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...

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.

Hiring sentiment takes a knock in poll of 3,600 SMEs

HIRING sentiment has fallen the most steeply among Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which are dialling down their business expectations for the next six months amid a dimmer...

CPF to take action against honestbee for unpaid July contributions

THE Central Provident Fund (CPF) Board is taking enforcement action against honestbee for failing to pay contributions for its employees in July, a spokesman for the board said in response to...

Retrenchments at a 7-year low last year

THE labour market improved on several fronts over the whole of last year, with retrenchments down to the lowest level since 2011.

Services productivity lagging wage growth

And the costs could keep going up this year, researchers from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) economics division have now said.