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Job vacancies rose to record high of 92,100 in June: MOM - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Job vacancies rose to record high of 92,100 in June: MOM

The ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons improved to above 1 for the first time since Mar 2019.
Softer hiring sentiment expected in Singapore in 4Q2021: ManpowerGroup survey - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Softer hiring sentiment expected in Singapore in 4Q2021: ManpowerGroup survey

Employers in Singapore have “the most cautious hiring plans” compared to those in the other Asia Pacific countries.
Singapore's total employment declines in 2Q2021; unemployment rate improves - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore's total employment declines in 2Q2021; unemployment rate improves

Total employment for 2Q2021 ended June fell by 15,700, reversing from the increase seen in 1Q2021
Nine in 10 employees want flexible work arrangements, six in 10 may quit if denied: EY - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Nine in 10 employees want flexible work arrangements, six in 10 may quit if denied: EY

The vaccine roll-out may bring the world closer to pre-pandemic times, but it seems the workplace has changed forever.
MAS extends training support measures to build capabilities of local workforce - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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MAS extends training support measures to build capabilities of local workforce

The extended measures will be progressively reduced and cease on July 1, 2022.
Singapore labour market improves in 1Q21, but unemployment rate still higher than pre-pandemic levels - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore labour market improves in 1Q21, but unemployment rate still higher than pre-pandemic levels

Singapore’s 1Q2021 total employment grew for the first in four consecutive quarters.

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Singapore to face labour shortage amid tightened Covid-19 measures

Companies in Singapore’s construction, marine and process sectors will be especially hard hit by stricter border measures.
Singapore's unemployment rate eases to 2.9% in March, but labour market not fully back to pre-pandemic levels: MOM - THE EDGE SINGAPORE

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Singapore's unemployment rate eases to 2.9% in March, but labour market not fully back to pre-pandemic levels: MOM

While unemployment rates have been falling steadily, they are still “elevated compared to pre-Covid-19 levels,” says MOM.
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

“The job market has a certain level of efficiency, and we are able to match employers and jobseekers,” says Manpower Minister Teo.
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

“With every dip in the unemployment rate, the next drop will likely be harder to achieve,” cautioned Minister Josephine Teo.
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