Tag: Jobs

Singapore millennials say “FOMO” – the fear of missing out – is an urgent concern for their futures

Singaporean millennials have uttered, texted, typed and tweeted the phrase "FOMO is real" in countless conversations, posts and messages. But instead of having FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) about missing parties, events or good times with friends, Singapore youth have expressed crippling anxiety over their...

Singaporeans upset over rising retrenchment rates with concurrent influx of foreign professionals

After Singapore’s labour market saw saw higher unemployment and more retrenchments in the second quarter of 2018, Singaporeans attribute much of it to the influx of foreigners – specifically, to Indian Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMET). As of June, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM)...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: The American economy is booming

The United States' Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Report showing that nonfarm payroll employment rose by 213,000 jobs in June, surpassing what forecasters predicted. The U.S. economy continues its longest, consecutive streak of positive monthly job numbers, with employment growth...

Will our jobs be replaced by artificial intelligence in the future?

By Boshika Gupta Technology has been good to us. It has allowed people to connect with others thousands of kilometres away and given us gems like navigation apps and fitness trackers. Technology has essentially changed life as we know it - and made new exciting...

Australia’s unemployment rate rises despite record new jobs

By HR ASIA Australia's unemployment rate rose slightly, to 6.3 per cent, in November, despite the creation of more than 40,000 jobs during the month. The Australian Bureau of Statistics said on Thursday that the number of people employed rose by 42,700 to 11.64 million in...

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...

Politics, Jobs and Wages in 2013/4

By Kumaran Pillai There are two words that come to my mind when I think of politics in Singapore. It may not be apparent but if one were to reflect on it, he or she may end up with the same conclusions - it is...

NSP's response to the new 'Fair Consideration Framework'

Singapore 26 September 2013 The National Solidarity Party welcomes the Ministry of Manpower's announcement on 23 September 2013 on the new Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) which requires employers to consider Singaporeans fairly before hiring Employment Pass (EP) holders. For some time, opposition parties and concerned citizens...

Finally, Singaporeans first

Singapore street scene
By Abhijit Nag "We are putting Singaporeans first," Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his National Day Rally speech on August 14, 2011, three months after the May 7 general election which returned the People’s Action Party to power with the slimmest majority since independence....