UOB launches initiative to help business clients hire those with disabilities

SINGAPORE (July 16): To help put more people with disabilities into jobs, United Overseas Bank (UOB) on Tuesday launched a programme to connect their private sector clients with social service agencies that can help with the hiring process.

Called The Unlimited, the initiative was unveiled to more than 160 business leaders over dinner at the St Regis Singapore. This inclusive hiring effort sees the bank partnering SG Enable, Autism Resource Centre (ARC), Movement for the Intellectually Disabled (Minds) and SPD, formerly known as the Society for the Physically Disabled.

Beyond unemployment

SINGAPORE (June 3): For much of the post-World War II period, economic policy has focused on unemployment. The massive job losses of the Great Depression — reversed only when WWII, and the massive debt accumulated to finance it, kick-started economic growth — had a lasting impact on at least two generations. But employment is just one facet of welfare, and in today’s world, it is not enough.


Where do good jobs come from?

(May 6): Around the world this May Day, policy proposals that would have appeared radical just a few years ago are now on the agenda. In the US, for example, high marginal tax rates, wealth taxes and single-payer healthcare have become mainstream ideas. Yet, unless policymakers get their priorities right, the opportunity for meaningful reform could be squandered, leading to even deeper social and political divisions.


Gig workers may enjoy enviable perks but tend to save less: Manulife

SINGAPORE (Oct 4): Joining Singapore’s rising gig economy certainly comes with benefits, such as flexibility and job satisfaction, that a regular nine-to-five desk job may not offer. Those who opt to do so are however finding it harder to save compared to full-time employees, finds a new study by Manulife.

Buffett's newspaper group slashes 289 jobs

NEW YORK (April 4): Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. eliminated 289 jobs at its newspapers amid a decline in print readership and advertising revenue.

The cuts include 108 vacant positions, according to a memo Monday from Terry Kroeger, chief executive officer of BH Media Group. Some papers are also reducing the amount of pages they publish.

Singapore government efforts drive spike in vacancies for IT experts

SINGAPORE (March 27): While employers across Asia generally remained cautious in their hiring activates during the last quarter of 2016, there has been a particular surge in demand for professionals within the financial service and IT space, according the Asia Job Index for Q4 2016 survey by Robert Walters.

The Asia Job Index tracks job advertising volumes for professional positions across the leading job boards and national newspapers in China, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore.

Inbound investments to create fewer jobs in 2017: EDB

SINGAPORE (Feb 2): The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) announced Thursday that it has lowered its forecast for the number of jobs created from inbound fixed asset investments in 2017.

EDB is expecting to attract between $8-10 billion in inbound investments this year, which is expected to create 19,000 to 21,000 new jobs when the projects are fully implemented.

Last year, a total of $9.4 billion in fixed asset investments were made, which will result in some 20,100 new jobs – just within the 2016 jobs creation forecast range of between 20,000 and 22,000.

Amid Singapore’s slowing economy, these life science professions are still high in demand

SINGAPORE (Nov 21): Despite Singapore’s slowing economy and volatile economic environment, the city state’s maturing life science industry continues to report a strong demand for talent, says Randstad Singapore.

According to the recruitment agency’s recent ‘Top 8 Most In-Demand Life Science Jobs’ report, these professionals will be particularly high in demand in 2017:

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