Singapore manpower

Sectors with ITMs saw more jobs created for Singaporeans, PRs

SOME 19,500 positions were created in the 23 sectors where Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) were introduced, as the increase in employment of Singapore residents outpaced the decrease in...

SMEs to get extra S$10,000 subsidy to help train workers

STARTING July 1, companies in Singapore will be able to get more support to upgrade their workers' skills with a S$10,000 subsidy under the enhanced Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) provided by...

Singapore's total fertility rate continues to dip, but citizen births and marriages are up

HOW Singapore can build a sustainable population in light of its ageing demographic was foremost on the minds of various Members of Parliament (MPs) on Day 1 of the Committee of Supply (COS)...

More transparency sought for foreign worker criteria

BUSINESSES are calling for the government to shed more light on the required criteria to bring in foreign workers with "specialised skills that are in demand globally" as they continue to grapple...

Engaging workers as business transforms is a must: panellists

EVEN as businesses continue to transform themselves, many have focused on technology alone - neglecting the need to engage with their people to cope with the changes, noted panellists at a human...

VIEWS: Singapore's manpower conundrum

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: Should Singapore's foreign manpower curbs be relaxed for certain sectors? How might businesses raise the productivity of their staff?

Singapore settles for slower growth for rest of decade

FOR the rest of the decade, the Singapore economy will grow at a slower-than-expected pace of 2-4 per cent per year - a downgrade from the 3-5 per cent expansion initially envisaged.