LIM SWEE SAY

Scope for 'selective' flexibility in foreign manpower policy: Lim Swee Say

EVEN amid tightening criteria for hiring foreign manpower, there is scope for economic agencies to exercise some flexibility when it comes to allowing companies to bring in the talent they need,...

Government will co-fund transfer of foreign expertise; Employment Act widened

THE good news for employers is they will soon get funding support from government to speed up the transfer of foreign expertise to local workers - and they can keep foreign workers on their...

Employment Act will be widened to cover workers earning more than $4,500

The move will benefit 430,000 more professionals, managers, executives (PMEs) - more than half the 720,000 PMEs today.

New scheme guides firms in handling staff grievances

A new scheme has been launched to guide employers in handling unhappiness in the workplace before it escalates into disputes.

Foreign trainers to help impart expertise

Singapore food manufacturers want to learn more about high-pressure processing to extend the shelf life of their products, while a furnishing firm wants to break into the healthcare interior...

Companies can tap new MOM scheme to help local workers learn from overseas experts

The Manpower Ministry has started a pilot run of the programme to fund salary and training for both foreign and local trainers, and local trainees by between 30 per cent and 90 per cent. It can...

When Lim Swee Say felt like a 'suaku' paying cash in Shanghai

Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say was queueing up to buy chestnuts at a roadside hawker stall in Shanghai a few years ago.

National Day Rally 2017: When Swee Say felt 'suaku' in smart city Shanghai

When Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say was queueing up to buy chestnuts at a roadside hawker stall in Shanghai a few years ago, he saw all the people ahead of him wave their handphones, take their...

Singapore lines up 4 key strategies to create enough, better jobs

NET employment growth has slowed sharply from more than 200,000 before the 2009 financial crisis to around 33,000 jobs yearly, on the back of business uncertainty and low births and an aging...