coronavirus

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...

SIA cuts staff pay by at least 10%; offering early retirement

Singapore Airlines (SIA) will be taking more drastic measures to rein in costs, including varying levels of pay cuts for all management and rank-and-file staff, as well as early retirement for...

SIA cuts pay of all staff by at least 10%; offers early retirement for ground staff, pilots

The full quantum of the monthly variable component of salaries will be cut from Saturday.

Coronavirus: Restaurants making sure safety measures carried out to keep customers safe

SINGAPORE - From implementing digital menus to providing antiseptic wipes for utensils, eateries here are doing all they can for diners to avoid becoming the next Covid-19 weak link.

Resorts World Sentosa to retrench staff amid 'devastating impact' of Covid-19 pandemic

All affected workers will get "fair compensation". The vast majority of local staff have also been retained.

Swatch cuts 2,400 jobs in watchmaker's biggest cull in decades

ZURICH (BLOOMBERG) - Swatch Group cut about 2,400 jobs, its biggest cull in at least three decades, to trim its store network as the Swiss watchmaker became unprofitable for the first time.

S'pore, Malaysia aim to start cross-border travel for long-term pass holders and essential travellers on Aug 10

Travellers will have to abide by Covid-19 prevention and public health measures agreed upon by the two countries including swab tests.

NCID studying to see if virus naturally airborne

The National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID) is carrying out a study to determine if the coronavirus is naturally airborne, and infectious in such a form.

Another coronavirus will hit humans within a decade, warns expert

Covid-19 is the third coronavirus to jump from animals to humans, but it will not be the last, warns Professor Wang Linfa, director of the Programme in Emerging Infectious Diseases at Duke-NUS...