Singapore manpower

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...

Tharman to head new National Jobs Council

SINGAPORE will set up a National Jobs Council with Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at its helm, to oversee the S$2 billion SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.

Fortitude Budget: Hiring incentive now covers all ages, doubled for older workers

THE Singapore government will enhance incentives to support employers in hiring local workers who have gone through eligible traineeship and training schemes.

Fortitude Budget: 4,000 traineeships for unemployed mid-career individuals

UNEMPLOYED mid-career individuals in Singapore will be able to learn new skills and embark on new careers by taking on traineeships.

Fortitude Budget could help to deal with expected rise in retrenchments: MOM official

SINGAPORE could roll out the fiscal big guns to save workers later on Tuesday, amid a souring manpower outlook, as officials gird their loins for higher unemployment.