No one is too old to hire, too qualified to adapt: Tharman

No employer should think someone is too old to hire, or that those with higher skills are overqualified or not adaptable enough, Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam said yesterday, in a...

Panel urges help for 'vulnerable' workers as job losses loom

LOW-WAGE workers and freelancers in the gig economy have been identified as vulnerable groups in the labour market, as the spectre of unemployment looms over Singapore.

Temporary job redeployment may not avert layoffs later

AS THE novel coronavirus ravages the economy, industries such as aviation have taken a severe beating - pushing some workers in these sectors to in-demand areas like healthcare.

More expected to be jobless, especially in retail, F&B, recreation sectors

LAYOFFS and unemployment are expected to rise in Singapore this year, in spite of a massive fiscal shot in the arm, the central bank said in a half-yearly report out on Tuesday.

Bosses may not get wage subsidies for some contract workers

EMPLOYERS hiring contract workers through third-party staffing agencies may not enjoy wage subsidy benefits from the Jobs Support Scheme, The Business Times has learnt.

Large firms still hiring graduate trainees amid virus-fuelled uncertainty

WHERE are the jobs? That's the million-dollar question for job-seekers in a market rocked by pandemic-fuelled uncertainty.

Look Back 2019: No spike in layoffs, as firms remain cautious

There were fears that job losses would surge among locals amid the economic slowdown this year but firms largely played it safe by retaining staff and hiring cautiously.

A more upbeat scenario for Singapore job market

THE job market for 2019 has turned out to be better than predicted - and many private-sector economists and recruiters are looking at stepped-up hiring in the year ahead, with real salary hikes...

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.

MAS rules out off-cycle policy meeting despite GDP outlook downgrade

SINGAPORE’S central bank will not move outside its usual schedule to change its monetary policy, chief economist Edward Robinson confirmed in a briefing early on Tuesday.

Bulk of retrenched residents in Q1 are PMETs

Professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) continued to make up the majority of retrenched residents in the first three months of this year, and will bear the brunt as the...