Tag: Unemployment

Leong Sze Hian asks “Have we lost our way” on National Day

Singapore – While others were celebrating Singapore’s 54th birthday, Leong Sze Hian provided quite a few statistics concerning the country's current state and asked if Singapore has lost her way. On August 9 (Friday), prominent blogger and activist Leong Sze Hian aired some concerns...

Job hunting tips for fresh grads and seasoned professionals

Whether you're a bright-eyed fresh graduate psyched to find your first job or you're already quite experienced in the corporate world, here are some timeless tips to take note of during your job hunt. Read: Pay hikes in Singapore, Asia expected with markets’ steady growth Personalize resumes...

More jobless Singaporeans, Q1 rate grows to 3.2%: MOM

Singapore – According to the initial figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on April 26 (Friday), the rate of citizen unemployment in Singapore slightly increased during the first quarter of this year. The unemployment rate for December 2018 was 3.1 per cent, it...

MOM reports decrease in retrenchments, growth in employment for Q3

The Ministry of Manpower has reported signs of improvement in the county’s labor market with lower retrenchment rates and employment growth that is more than double of the second quarter of 2018. Unemployment rates, however, also went slightly higher, from 2 percent in 2Q to...

Unemployed and underemployed Singaporeans share their stories as photo of “jobless graduate” goes viral

A photo of an "unemployed graduate" sitting at Raffles Place holding a sign that she has been rejected by 78 prospective employers has been going viral online. While the woman in the photo has garnered intense support online, it turns out that the "unemployed graduate" is...

Singapore sees worst case of job losses in 14 years

Singapore has seen a total employment contraction of 8,500 in the first quarter of the year, resulting in a 14-year high in job losses for the Island republic. Most of the job losses were registered in the construction and the manufacturing sectors. This was revealed by Citi Research,...

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...

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)...

Stuck in Little India

He stretches out his hand and drops the little black button, no larger than a shirt button, into the plastic bowl. The shop owner hastily shoves a packet of food into his hands. Pomiah Chandran Suresh has often frequented the soup kitchen at Dunlop...