Tag: employment in Singapore

Private-hire drivers looking to jump ship, agree that things are bad in the industry

Two days ago,  a video highlighting the many challenges that private-hire drivers face today, including the story of a 25-year old polytechnic graduate who has applied for no less than 50 jobs as he seeks to leave the industry.This has resonated with many private-hire drivers,...

Singapore’s jobs paradox

Singapore’s job statistics for the first three months show a mismatch of skills and jobs. There are more people looking for jobs, but there are also jobs that many of these people can’t get because they don’t have the right skills. Three recruitment agencies put...

Older workers a concern on May Day

Employment of older workers in Singapore is the centre of concern for this year’s May Day. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has nodded in favour to extend the re-employment age beyond 65, while Workers’ Party has expressed concern that more than 50 per cent of...

Singaporean fresh graduates: Quarter-life crisis

The cost of living in Singapore is a spanner in the works for many young Singaporean graduates, according to a student-initiated campaign that helps young adults survive their ‘quarter-life crisis’. The campaign, ‘The Next Stop’ is a youth-movement by four final-year Nanyang Technology University (NTU)...