Ministry of Manpower

The Ministry of Manpower is a ministry of the Government of Singapore which is responsible for the formulation and implementation of labour policies related to the workforce in Singapore.
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Employment rate hits 67.5%, exceeding pre-COVID level

It was higher by 2.3 percentage points than the 2019 figure. 
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Employment rate hits 67.5%, exceeding pre-COVID level

It was higher by 2.3 percentage points than the 2019 figure. 
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MOM reveals 1,270 non-tech workers in tech firms were retrenched

Over 8 in 10 who were laid off were non-tech roles.

Gov’t OKs proposal to give insurance, work injury compensation for gig workers

Gig workers are self-hired delivery, private-hire car drivers, and taxi drivers.

Non-resident workers in construction and manufacturing boost employment in Q3

Based on advanced estimates, total employment expanded by 75,600.

Chart of the day: Unemployment rates falls in August

Ministry of Manpower warns of a slowdown in labour market activity.

Workplace safety code of practice on directors unveiled: Tan 

It will boost workplace safety and health standards (WSH).

Non-residents boost employment figures in H122

There were 95,400 non-residents employed during the first half.

Performance bond no longer required from employers hiring Filipino domestic workers 

Previously, employers had to purchase a purchase bond of $7,000.

Target employment rate for persons with disabilities up 40%: Wong 

In 2021, the employment rate for the group rose by two percentage points.

Tripartism must be enhanced for new employment models: Tan

Under tripartism, union, government and employers must collaborate.

Employment ‘more robust’ in Q2: MoM

The employment rate likely expanded by 1.9% during the quarter. 

Chart of the day: Salary disputes drop in 2021

Approximately 84% of salary claims were resolved that year.

Employment appeals fall significantly to 1.73 per 1,000 employees in 2021: MOM

Most of the complaints filed were salary and dismissal claims. 

Chart of the day: Wrongful dismissal claims dips in 2021

26% of wrongful dismissal cases assessed were substantiated.

Dangerous workplace incidents doubled in H12022

The MoM recorded 9,000 violations of the Workplace Safety and Health Act. 

7 in 10 businesses have work safety and health technology in place

Companies who have yet to adopt one can tap on the Productivity Solutions Grant.