Tag: Josephine Teo

ESM Goh thinks the issue of pre-school education will be a “game-changer”

The People’s Action Party (PAP) Members of Parliament (MPs) have started their walkabouts and feeling out the sentiments on the ground. Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong and the MPs from Marine Parade Group Representation Committee (GRC) met with Grassroots leaders at Wisma Geylang Serai...

Josephine Teo says the increase in childcare centre fees not altogether unfair

Last month (August 28), Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, who oversees population matters, Minister for Social and Family Development Desmond Lee and Senior Minister of State for Health Amy Khor announced that lower-income families may have to pay as little as S$3 a month for...

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...

“When you are in public life, nothing is really private anymore”—Josephine Teo in ST interview

Singapore—An interview with Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo was featured in The Straits Times (ST) on Sunday, September 8, after a lengthy lunch with ST’s Executive Editor Sumiko Tan (Lunch with Sumiko) just after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong'sNational Day Rally. One of the things...

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo: Older workers are an “untapped pool of manpower”

Singapore—In an interview with CNA938’s Arnold Gay and Yasmin Jonkers on August 28, Wednesday, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo called the country’s older workers an "untapped pool of manpower.” She said that it’s necessary for employers to talk about retirement and re-employment to workers early, when...

Josephine Teo: Comparing CPF Investment Scheme to investing pension funds in other countries ‘not meaningful’

Singapore— In Parliament on Monday, August 5, Josephine Teo, the country’s Manpower Minister explained that comparing the CPF Investment Scheme to pension funds in other countries would not be “meaningful.” Ms Teo gave this answer to Member of Parliament for West Coast GRC Foo Mee...

Josephine Teo: Cabbies need to upskill in order to keep up with ride-hailing operators

Singapore—Manpower Minister Josephine Teo met with taxi drivers from ComfortDelGro, the country’s biggest taxi company on July 29, Monday. In recent years, ComfortDelGro has faced increased competition from ride-hailing operators, resulting in fewer taxis even as the ranks of private-hire drivers have grown. Ms Teo encouraged...

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...

Josephine Teo: “Policing needs to get better” all over the world

Singapore — Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, speaking at the Interpol World 2019 on July 2, highlighted the need for crime fighters all over the globe to have better weapons in the ever-evolving area of fighting security threats. Mrs Teo points out that three aspects of...

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo announces update on retirement age will happen before September

Singapore — Josephine Teo, the country’s Manpower Minister, announced via her Facebook account on June 11, Tuesday, that an update concerning Singapore’s Retirement Age and Re-employment Age will be coming before September. The Manpower Minister uploaded her post while in Geneva, Switzerland, where she is...