Tag: Employment

Josephine Teo: 75 percent white-collar jobs in growth sector filled by locals

Singapore—In relation to local-foreign workforce balance being one of the most pressing concerns important to Singaporeans today, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said in Parliament on Tuesday (Feb 18) that three out of four, or seventy-five percent of white-collar jobs in growth sectors including healthcare,...

Five out of six jobs new jobs went to Singaporeans from 2015 to 2018

Singapore—Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing shared data on the proportion of jobs for Singaporeans and permanent residents (PR) from 2015 to 2018. "Pre-selected" permanent residents took up 17 percent or 9,000 new jobs compared to the 83 percent or 50,000 jobs which went...

MOM report: Highest job growth in 5 years, but unemployment numbers also on the rise

Singapore—The latest report from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), released on Thursday, December 12, shows that the total employment for the first three quarters of 2019 is the highest in five years. However, due to several factors, the numbers recorded for retrenchments and unemployment...

The future of employment

Towards the end of 2019, Malaysia recently announced its Malaysia Critical Occupational List (COL) for 2020 and beyond. COL basically registers jobs which employers need to fill but have difficulty filling. COL will continue to expand creating a comprehensive map of Malaysia’s most in demand...

Josephine Teo: Jobseekers, employers need more openness, flexibility to ensure better job matches

Singapore—In response to figures from the latest Labour Market Report showing a slight increase in unemployment, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that in order to close the gap between job vacancies and jobseekers, both employers and would-be hirees need to be “more open and...

Singapore Press Holdings job cuts to affect 130 employees

Singapore—More than 130 employees of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) will reportedly be affected by the recently announced company restructuring. An estimated 70 employees, excluding newsroom staff, will be laid off which will cost the company S$8 million according to an initial report by CNA. SPH publishes...

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo to young leaders: ‘Hope lies’ in focusing on job creation

Singapore—Josephine Teo, the country’s Minister for Manpower, emphasized that as much as the 4th Industrial Revolution has been about the loss of jobs because of advancements in technology, it’s important to focus on the creation of new jobs because of this technology because this...

Singaporean employers struggle with training and hiring employees to use new technology

Singapore — Because of Singapore's highly competitive rate of digital transformation initiatives, workers seem to be having trouble adapting to fast-changing technologies. A survey conducted by Robert half, a global recruitment and job agency, found that 93 percent of Singaporean employers have trouble hiring and...

Dr M: Raising retirement age denies opportunities for younger generations

Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad stated that he is against raising the retirement age from 60 to 65. Dr Mahathir cited that other countries did not legally impose a mandatory retirement age. In doing so, however, older workers denied employment and promotion opportunities from...

Josephine Teo: There are around 60,000 job openings, half for PMETs

Singapore— The country’s Manpower Minister, Josephine Teo, said on July 22, Monday, that in spite of present economic sluggishness, there are good jobs available even for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives, and technicians). At the announcement of a new initiative to re-skill white-collar air transport workers...