Tag: Unemployment

Netizens doubt employers who practice discriminatory employment policies will be reprimanded

Following news of a total of 47 employers being added to a watch list for possibly exhibiting discrimination in their hiring procedures, Facebook users have wondered if the government's scrutiny will be followed by action. Some even insinuated that the expected lack of action...

Heng Swee Keat: S’pore has avoided spike in layoffs because of support measures

Singapore -- The country has managed to avoid a spike in layoffs because of the support measures in the recent four Budgets, according to Mr Heng Swee Keat, the Deputy Prime Minister, Finance Minister and Co-ordinating Minister for Economic Policies. Mr Heng took to Facebook...

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...

Hong Kong minister urges a halt to violence as unemployment increases

Hong Kong Chief Secretary for Administration Matthew Cheung expressed disappointment at the latest violent demonstration last Sunday after police fired tear gas at protesters. “The work of stopping the violence has not yet been completed, we need to keep working on it. At the same...

More retrenchments, fewer jobs in 2019

Latest figures show a bleak trend in Singapore's labour market. The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reported in its most recent labour market study that retrenchments increased from 2,320 in Q2 to 2,900 in Q3. Service industries faced the most number of job cuts followed by manufacturing...

MOM: Rise in unemployment rate due to ‘mismatch in the labour market’

Singapore—Data from the Labour Market Report released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on October 24, Thursday, shows that Singapore’s overall unemployment rate has risen slightly in this year’s third quarter. The latest overall unemployment rate is at 2.3 percent, which is seasonally adjusted, shows...

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...