Tag: Employment

Most Singaporean employers plan on continuing with flexible work arrangements even after pandemic

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Singapore—A new study has shown that almost two-thirds of Singaporean employers are planning on continuing with flexible working arrangements even after the coronavirus pandemic. The study was conducted by RGF International Recruitment. At present, ninety-five per cent of all local businesses are using either partial or...

Chan Chun Sing: Covid-19 pandemic will intensify competition for white-collar jobs

Chan Chun Sing at the 2020 Singapore Summit, held online
Singapore — With the Covid-19 pandemic showing that more work can be done online, the competition for white-collar jobs is expected to become more intense, according to Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing. Mr Chan said this on Thursday (Sept 17), the fourth and...

Singapore sees biggest half-year decrease in total employment

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Singapore—The Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) announced on Monday (Sept 14) that the reduction in employment for the first half of 2020 is the largest on record for Singapore. The country’s total employment for the second quarter of the year contracted by 129,100, a...

Recent graduates residing in Kembangan-Chai Chee to get S$300 one-time financial support

Singapore – Fresh graduates who live in Kembangan-Chai Chee will be given financial support to help cope with Covid-19 difficulties. Speaker of Parliament and MP for Marine Parade GRC for Kembangan-Chai Chee Tan Chuan-Jin took to Facebook on Friday (Sept 12) to share the news...

SPP’s Khan Osman Sulaiman, “Don’t have to cry and be emotional. Just do the right thing”

Singapore—Singapore People’s Party’s (SPP) Khan Osman Sulaiman shared some blunt words on his Facebook account today. And although they were not addressed to anyone in particular, it’s pretty obvious that his words are in reference to Manpower Minister Josephine Teo, whose teary video clip in...

Singaporeans cry foul over unfair job posting looking for specific nationality

After a Facebook user uploaded a screengrab of a job listing that was looking for workers of a select nationality only, netizens have cried foul. At a time when the issue of fair employment opportunities in Singapore has been unearthed due to the reeling economy,...

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...

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...