Singapore manpower

More expected to be jobless, especially in retail, F&B, recreation sectors

LAYOFFS and unemployment are expected to rise in Singapore this year, in spite of a massive fiscal shot in the arm, the central bank said in a half-yearly report out on Tuesday.

Singapore lay-offs may hit 100,000 in 2020, with unemployment at 4-5%

SINGAPORE'S unemployment rate could reach around 4 per cent in 2020 as the country toils to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus with an extended circuit breaker that economists say could...

DBS expects 45,600 retrenchments in S'pore this year, slashes GDP growth to -5.7%

RETRENCHMENTS in Singapore could hit 45,600 this year with the economy in a "deep and protracted recession", as the country toils at containing the spread of the novel coronavirus with an extended...

Bosses may not get wage subsidies for some contract workers

EMPLOYERS hiring contract workers through third-party staffing agencies may not enjoy wage subsidy benefits from the Jobs Support Scheme, The Business Times has learnt.

Treat workers fairly or lose Covid-19 support help: MOM

COMPANIES that cut salaries or put staff on no-pay leave during the circuit breaker period will receive lower wage subsidies under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), while those who treat workers in "...

First tranche of S$7b in wage subsidies being paid out

EMPLOYERS are starting to get the first tranche of wage subsidies from the Budget's S$18 billion Jobs Support Scheme to keep workers employed in the Covid-19 downturn.

First S$7b in Jobs Support Scheme wage subsidies to be paid from Wednesday

EMPLOYERS are to get the first tranche of wage subsidies under the Jobs Support Scheme, with more than S$7 billion to be disbursed, from Wednesday.

Covid-19 will shake up dorm market for workers: analysts

THE for-profit workers' housing industry is due for a shake-up, as the spread of the deadly new coronavirus could prompt the authorities to tighten standards, watchers believe.

'Serious risk' of virus spread in more worker dorms: MOM

THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) is stepping up checks on foreign workers who live in converted factory areas, as it warned on Monday that they are at serious risk from the coronavirus that has...

MOM issues new guidelines, warns of virus risk outside purpose-built dorms

FOREIGN workers who live outside purpose-built dormitory facilities are also vulnerable to the deadly novel coronavirus that has claimed eight lives in Singapore, a new advisory from the Ministry of...