Thousands of jobs may go in next 6 months: Experts

There is a limit to what the Government can do to cushion the weakening job market, said observers, who expect tens of thousands of jobs here to be cut within the next half a year, when the full...

Bosses fear tighter rules for foreign hires may stunt growth, raise costs

ECONOMISTS welcomed the Manpower Ministry's move to tighten salary criteria for S Pass and Employment Pass (EP) holders, but bosses are concerned about the impact on costs, labour shortage and...

Addendum to President's Address: Insurance planned to help firms manage workers' medical bills

An insurance programme will be developed to help employers manage unexpectedly large medical expenses of migrant workers, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said yesterday.

Move to raise salary criteria for S Passes, EPs timely: Analysts

It is a timely move that will encourage firms to source more locals, said observers and business groups, but it looks set to push up business costs in the long run.

Singapore to raise salary criteria for Employment Pass, S Pass holders: MOM

THE government will make further adjustments to Singapore's foreign workforce policies, including raising the salary criteria for Employment Pass (EP) and S Pass holders.

Only sustainable tech startups can drive jobs growth

THE net effect that tech startups have on job creation is still hazy amid the pandemic. On Thursday, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that startups, including those in the tech sector...

Good, clean jobs data a win-win for Singapore

AS PROMISED by Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, a new-format jobs report was released on Thursday.

Pay cuts help spare 224,800 workers from pink slips: MOM

SOME 224,800 workers in Singapore, across 6,300 companies, saw their pay cheques hit by cost-cutting measures in the last five months.

Retrenched workers face less stigma as Covid-19 impacts all sectors

Being retrenched still stings, but more people are being candid about it as they take to social media platforms to find work.

Construction firms tell of the delays and triumphs in managing workers

THE Building and Construction Authority (BCA) on Wednesday announced measures to hasten the restart of on-site construction work, in a bid to end the delays that construction companies have...

Resorts World Sentosa layoffs have led to 'stronger Singaporean core', says Manpower Ministry

THE recent high-profile layoffs at Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) have left the integrated resort with a higher share of local staff than before, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in a statement on...