Inclusive society

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 agen

Labour market

Beyond unemployment

SINGAPORE (June 3): For much of the post-World War II period, economic policy has focused on unemployment.


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.

Disruption and Digitalisation

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.

Global Economy

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.

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 professional

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.

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 Rands

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