Unemployment and retrenchment levels to ease as economy shows signs of picking up

SINGAPORE (Dec 20): Singapore’s labour market came under some pressure earlier this year, as the slowing economy saw hiring sentiment turning more cautious across industries.

6 indicators that offer bleak outlook for Singapore's labour market

Labour market

6 indicators that offer bleak outlook for Singapore's labour market

(Oct 29): Singapore’s resilient labour market is starting to come under strain as the trade-reliant economy struggles in the face of global pressures.

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PMETs face higher risk of retrenchment, experts say

SINGAPORE (Mar 8): The conventional wisdom that the higher skilled is more employable no longer holds water, says DBS economist Irvin Seah.

Careers & Training

IBM partners IMDA to roll out 'New Collar Apprenticeship' initiative after layoffs in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Aug 16): International Business Machines (IBM) is joining the Infocomm Media Development Authority’s (IMDA) Company-Led Training programme under its TechSkills Accelerator (TeSA) initiat

Singapore economy

Singapore 2Q unemployment rate at 2.1%, up from 2.0% in 1Q

SINGAPORE (July 27): Singapore’s overall unemployment rate edged up 0.1 percentage point to 2.1% in June from 2.0% in March as more people entered the workforce, reported the Ministry of Manpower t

Global Yellow Pages announces restructuring and retrenchments; to cease publication of print directories from 2018

SINGAPORE (Aug 1): As part of what its CEO and director calls a “painful but necessary” revamp of its business model, Global Yellow Pages (GYP) has announced that it will be restructuring its busin

SPH confirms merger of My Paper and The New Paper with 10% staff reduction

SINGAPORE (Oct 17): Following recent rumours, Singapore Press Holdings has confirmed on Monday evening that it will be merging its bilingual freesheet My Paper and The New Paper tabloid to form a r

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