Tag: Unemployment

August unemployment rate for citizens, PRs, highest since global financial crisis

Singapore—Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said that the rate of unemployment for Singapore’s citizens and permanent residents (PRs) accelerated faster in August than in July....

More Singapore job-seekers open to salary cuts amid Covid-19 pandemic: Survey

Singapore — It seems that the days are gone when job-seekers could be choosy about the  their employment packages, especially the salary. With the...

Netizens lament on how hard it is to find employment these days

Singapore – A member of the public took to social media to ask if others were having difficulty applying for a job, even those...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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