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Nearly half of job vacancies in 2020 were newly created positions: MOM - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Nearly half of job vacancies in 2020 were newly created positions: MOM

Close to half or 45% of the job openings in Singapore last year were for newly created positions.

Singapore's unemployment rate improves for fourth month in February - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore's unemployment rate improves for fourth month in February

Things appear to be improving in Singapore’s labour market, for unemployment rates have fallen for the fourth consecutive month.

Workers in Asia more likely to change their employers and profession: Microsoft survey - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Workers in Asia more likely to change their employers and profession - Microsoft survey

Nearly half or 47% of workers in Asia say they are likely to change their employers while 56% are indicate that they are likely to change their profession.

Singapore's total employment sees sharpest fall in over 2 decades in 2020 : MOM - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore's total employment sees sharpest fall in over 2 decades in 2020 : MOM

The year 2020 saw Singapore’s total employment excluding foreign domestic workers (FDWs) logging its sharpest plunge in over two decades, no thanks to the pandemic.

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Dependant's Pass holders will need work passes from May 1

Foreigners living as dependants in Singapore who decide to seek employment will soon have to obtain their own work passes, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said Wednesday.

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Singapore's resident employment improves in 4Q2020 but the return of the labour market to pre-Covid levels may take time

Resident employment in Singapore rose by 28,900 in the last quarter of 2020 as the labour market continued to show signs of improvement.

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Singapore restricts work flexibility for some foreign employees

Singapore is tightening restrictions on intra-corporate transferees, one category of workers brought from overseas offices of multinational corporations, the Straits Times reported.

Resident employment levels in 3Q2020 now back to near pre-Covid-19 levels: MOM - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Resident employment levels in 3Q2020 now back to near pre-Covid-19 levels: MOM

Resident employment levels in September 2020 (at 2.34 million) have returned to near pre-Covid-19 levels, announced the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its Labour Market Report for 3Q2020 on Dec 17.

A merrier hiring outlook expected in Singapore in 1Q2021: ManpowerGroup survey - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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A merrier hiring outlook expected in Singapore in 1Q2021: ManpowerGroup survey

Jobseekers have cause for celebration as Singapore’s hiring pace in the first three months of 2021 is set to be the strongest in six years.

Effects of Covid-19 on Singapore's employment levels varied across sectors and ages; unemployment rate rebounds to pre-Covid level in October - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Effects of Covid-19 on Singapore's workforce varied across sectors and ages; pace of increase in unemployment rate slowed in October

The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on resident employment rate in Singapore has been varied across age groups, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) reveals in its Labour Market Report on Dec 3. 

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