Tag: Employment

Best to get ready and be prepared for more job losses: Josephine Teo

Singapore -- The Labour Market Report First Quarter 2020 was released on Monday (June 15) with Manpower Minister Josephine Teo addressing the impact that Covid-19 has had on the first quarter of the year. The latest numbers show that the situation in the first...

Netizens call to abolish providing “last-drawn salary” to avoid lowballing employers

Singapore – In response to recent news that jobseekers are not mandated to reveal their last-drawn salary to a potential employer, the online community called for the practice to be made illegal as it is still prevalent. Minister for Manpower, Josephine Teo said in Parliament...

Public responds to S’pore’s reliance on foreign workers, saying it’s all about salary

Singapore – The public expressed their voice regarding the ongoing issue of Singapore's reliance on foreign workers and foreign talents, saying it all boils down to money. According to a channelnewsasia.com report published on Tuesday (June 9), it has been difficult for businesses to acquire...

Josephine Teo says MOM’s immediate priority is to prevent large-scale job losses amid Covid-19 pandemic

Singapore – The Minister of Manpower has announced that the outlook on the labour market for 2020 has "become very uncertain" because of the Covid-19 outbreak and that the prevention of large-scale job losses continues to be the immediate priority. On Thursday (Mar 12), Ms...

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...