Singapore manpower

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.

Firms that 'disguise' layoffs could have JSS wage support withdrawn: Josephine Teo

COMPANIES found to have disguised their retrenchments could have their wage support and work pass privileges withdrawn, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Thursday.

Singapore cannot allow Covid-19-led downturn to erode human capital: Josephine Teo

SINGAPORE should not let the the downturn erode its human capital, and should instead enhance it so that the country can emerge stronger, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said in Parliament on...

Companies that 'disguise' retrenchments could have JSS wage support withdrawn: Josephine Teo

COMPANIES found to have disguised their retrenchments could have their wage support and work pass privileges withdrawn, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Thursday.

National Jobs Council to tap tripartite partners: Tharman

SINGAPORE cannot wait for the employment market to recover on its own and avoid the risk of treating rising unemployment as a new normal, Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for Social...

National Jobs Council to tap into tripartite partners' networks to create job opportunities

THE National Jobs Council has, at its first meeting with its founding members, outlined its priority areas in its quest to create nearly 100,000 job and training opportunities for Singaporeans.

Govt to help firms change business models for Covid-19 world: Chan Chun Sing

WITH no return to a pre-Covid world and no quick transition to a post-Covid one, Singapore "must learn to live and make a living in the Covid world", said Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun...

A positive mindset is key to seizing opportunities from reskilling programmes

THE disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic could boost employers' willingness to consider unconventional employment formats - including taking advantage of the huge hiring incentive for...

National Jobs Council could drive a rethink of Singapore's skills and labour profile

THE National Jobs Council will help Singapore sharpen workforce planning in a post-coronavirus world, observers told The Business Times.

Economists divided on how far S$2b package can mitigate unemployment

WHILE the Singapore government has set aside some S$2 billion for a jobs and training package, industry watchers appear divided on the extent to which it can help ease the pandemic's impact on...