Singapore manpower

Dependant's Pass moves could hurt startups, limit talent

CONCERNS have been raised that the moves to tighten employment conditions for Dependant's Pass (DP) holders could hurt startups, underutilise dependants' skills and contributions, and dampen...

Hiring of local workers would have been slower without Jobs Growth Incentive: Josephine Teo

THE movement of workers into growing firms and industries would likely have been slower without the Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) "lubricating the process", Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said.

Dependant's Pass holders need work passes from May

FROM May 1, 2021, Dependant's Pass (DP) holders who wish to work in Singapore must apply for a relevant work pass, instead of being able to do so on a letter of consent (LOC), Manpower Minister...

Committees to look into Progressive Wage Model for food services and retail sectors: Zaqy

TWO tripartite cluster committees for the food services and retail sectors have been formed to look into implementing the Progressive Wage Model (PWM) for these sectors over the next two to three...

Reframing for a stronger cross-sector perspective on company and workforce transformation

THE Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the urgency for companies to embark on digital transformation efforts to reimagine how their businesses operate and adapt to new opportunities. It has also...

S Pass tightening: job take-up by locals to differ between industries

MID-SKILLED locals will likely benefit from Singapore's lower reliance on foreign workers in manufacturing, watchers have agreed - even in the face of the perennial complaint that such jobs are...

Hiring support for 200,000 locals and training for up to 35,000 through Jobs Growth Incentive

THE government is aiming to support the hiring of 200,000 locals while providing up to 35,000 traineeship and training opportunities this year through the next phase of the SGUnited Jobs and...

S Pass cut is latest shake-up as planners woo locals for factory jobs

DEPUTY Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat made good on earlier plans to trim the foreign worker headcount in manufacturing - but fresh quota cuts alone are not enough to woo locals into industry roles...

5 things to watch for at Budget 2021

Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat is presenting the 2021 Budget Statement this afternoon, the first one for this term of government following the General Election in July...

Wage subsidies helped trim Singapore firms' unit business costs in 2020: MTI report

OVERALL business costs have decreased on a unit basis in Singapore, as wage subsidies drove down the total cost of labour during the Covid-19 recession.

Nearly 10,000 enrolled in SGUnited programmes since July

AS at Dec 31, close to 10,000 people have enrolled in SGUnited programmes: 7,200 under the SGUnited Skills Programme, and 2,600 under the SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programme, according to a...