WORKFORCE SINGAPORE

Making a difference with mid-career switch

SINGAPORE - When Mr Mohamad Farhan Mohd Fadil was considering a career switch, the biopharmaceutical industry appealed to him because he felt producing medicine makes a difference in people's...

New digital sales skills keep her employable

SINGAPORE - Just a few months after Ms Carissa Fan was hired as a client relations executive for a cinema last November, Covid-19 hit.

Career conversions up amid pandemic

SINGAPORE - Despite the economic uncertainties this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, more employers have been tapping professional conversion programmes (PCPs) to reskill mid-career new hires or...

Gap between jobs and skills will widen as businesses transform: Josephine Teo

SINGAPORE - The gap between jobs and skills will widen as businesses transform in the digital economy, but Singapore must see this as an opportunity, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo.

Bakers get support for equipment, skills training

Ms Connie Ng, 25, is training to take over her family's bakery, Bread Story, which has been around since 2000 - along with its ovens.

Older workers also seek work-life balance in employment: Survey

More older workers expressing a desire for work-life balance compared to four years earlier, says a survey by Tafep and The Straits Times.

Over 5,200 firms tap government scheme to stay manpower-lean

SINGAPORE - Over 5,200 companies have benefitted from a government programme to help small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) reduce their reliance on foreign manpower, adopt manpower-lean...