Singapore manpower

Going beyond financial support for retrenched

RECESSION is now upon us, and with it have come the job losses that many anticipated. While the government has urged employers to retrench only as a final option, businesses that are strapped for...

Layoffs double in Q2; total employment dives by quarterly record of 122,000

SINGAPORE'S total employment saw its worst quarterly contraction on record in the second quarter of 2020, according to preliminary data, and economists fear the worst is yet to come.

Singapore's total employment in Q2 sees biggest quarterly contraction on record

SINGAPORE'S total employment saw its largest quarterly contraction on record in the second quarter of 2020, as the country entered a "circuit-breaker" period to curb the spread of Covid-19,...

New roles for laid-off Singapore workers may not be perfect fit

A HOST of opportunities are being created to help the swelling ranks of the retrenched.

Ideas flow on continued help as Jobs Support Scheme nears expiry

BETTER wage subsidies, tighter immigration rules, and even the return of a pre-Independence "Workers' Brigade": These are some ideas mooted to keep Singaporeans employed.

IBM, Shopee among firms offering training courses for mid-career job seekers

[SINGAPORE] Mid-career jobseekers can now apply for training courses offered by firms in in-demand sectors to help boost their employability.

Companies tap Covid-19 skills upgrading scheme more than 60,000 times

A SCHEME to encourage staff training during the Covid-19 pandemic has been taken up more than 60,000 times since its unveiled in the Unity Budget in February.

FairPrice to stop housing allowance for 1,000 Malaysian staff stuck here

FAIRPRICE Group, which has been providing for about 1,000 of its Malaysian employees stuck here because of Malaysia's movement control order (MCO), has told them it can no longer sustain the...

Q1 total employment dives a record 25,600, Q2 likely to be worse

SINGAPORE'S employment in the first quarter of 2020 performed worse than expected, registering the largest quarterly contraction in total employment on record due to the pandemic, and analysts...

Singapore's total employment in Q1 sees largest quarterly contraction on record: MOM

SINGAPORE'S employment landscape in the first quarter of 2020 performed worse than expected, with total employment declining by 25,600, the largest quarterly contraction on record, according to...

More aid for job loss, low income can bolster Singapore's social safety net

SINGAPORE has in place many safety nets that have been enhanced over the years but those related to loss of work could still be strengthened, observers say.