Labour market

Labour market

The future of pay in the new normal

(July 9): Businesses are looking to manage a new world of work in a post-Covid-19 economy.

Labour market

Total employment makes historic drop in 1Q20 as ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons falls

SINGAPORE (June 15): Singapore’s labour market is feeling the weight of the Covid-19 health-turned-economic crisis, as total employment contracted sharply by 25,600 in 1Q20 ended March.

Labour market

Unemployment rate rises to 2.4% in 1Q20, but economists say more layoffs and job losses to come

SINGAPORE (Apr 29): Singapore’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate rose a smidgen 0.1 percentage points in 1Q20 ended March, continuing the softer labour market conditions of 2019.

Labour market

Resilience Budget a hit with businesses, according to SBF survey

SINGAPORE (Apr 3): Businesses say the government’s $48.4 billion Resilience Budget have been timely and impactful in helping to meet pressing concerns such as wage costs and cash flow issues, accor

Labour market

Govt steps up support for local workforce amid Covid-19 outbreak: MOM

SINGAPORE (Mar 20): In light of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, the Singapore government has stepped up support for businesses to retain, recruit and reskil

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Singapore braces for uncertain labour market outlook in 2020

SINGAPORE (Mar 12): Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) warned Thursday that the labour market outlook for 2020 is “uncertain” amid the evolving novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and other g

Labour market

Job offers delayed in Asia's financial hubs in virus fallout

SINGAPORE (Feb 20): Financial firms operating in Singapore and Hong Kong are delaying hiring as the coronavirus outbreak disrupts their businesses.

Labour market

Majority of Singaporeans expect businesses to perform better in 2020: survey

SINGAPORE (Feb 18): Three in five Singaporeans are expecting their employers to perform better financially in 2020.

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Enterprise Singapore expects transformation efforts in 2019 to generate $17.3 bil in value, 21,700 PMET jobs

SINGAPORE (Feb 7): Despite the challenging economic conditions in 2019, Enterprise Singapore notes that there has been no slowdown in business sentiments among companies in Singapore. 

Labour market

Higher unemployment rates in 2019 'not alarming', says Manpower Minister Teo

SINGAPORE (Jan 31): While the inching up of Singapore’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate by 0.2 percentage points to 2.3% in 2019 is “a concern”, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo believes there

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