Singapore manpower

Mice events in Singapore can resume from October with higher limit of 250 attendees

ORGANISERS can once again apply to hold meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (Mice) events in Singapore, subject to attendance caps, from Oct 1.

Re-hiring rate for retrenched workers slows to 39% in H1 2020 from 2018: MOM

SOME two in five locals who lost their jobs early this year had found new roles by June 2020, according to data from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday.

China Life Singapore to hire more than 500 consultants in next five years

CHINA Life Insurance (Singapore), which normally sells its insurance products through banks and financial companies, now plans to hire more than 500 consultants in Singapore over the next five...

5,280 Singaporeans retrenched in first half of 2020

IN THE first half of 2020, 5,280 Singaporeans were retrenched, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Friday, during a sitting which saw multiple Members of Parliament raising...

Much ado about minimum wage

A GLOBAL recession might not seem like the best time to discuss measures that could raise costs for firms. Yet calls for a minimum wage have resurfaced since the July 10 polls. What gives this...

Firms to get up to S$30,000 for each new worker if they hire more locals in next 6 months

FIRMS which hire more locals in the next six months stand to get up to S$15,000 for each worker under 40 years old, and up to S$30,000 for each aged 40 and up.

Self-employed income relief expected to cost S$2b in total, above original S$1.2b estimate

THE Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme is expected to cost S$2 billion in total with the disbursement of the third and final tranche in October, far more than the original S$1.2 billion set...

5,280 Singaporeans retrenched in first half of 2020: Josephine Teo

IN THE first half of 2020, 5,280 Singapore citizens were retrenched, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Friday, responding to a question from Workers' Party MP He Ting Ru.

400 firms on watchlist for foreign hiring practices, but not productive to name: Josephine Teo

ABOUT 400 companies are on the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) watchlist for reasons related to foreign hiring practices, but it would be counter-productive to name these firms instead of...

Minimum wage, sharp words and no easy answers

WHAT'S clear enough is the common goal across the political divide to uplift poorer Singaporeans. What's clearly in contest is how to get there, and resolution is unlikely to come anytime soon....