Singapore Employment

Retrenchments soar to 14,320 in 2023 

Business re-organisation or restructuring remained the top reason for retrenchments last year.

Retrenchments soar to 14,320 in 2023 

Business re-organisation or restructuring remained the top reason for retrenchments last year.

Retrenchments rise to 4,110 in 3Q23

The Ministry of Manpower attributed the majority of the increase to the Wholesale Trade sector. 

Work-life balance vs salary: What do Singaporeans want?

A survey was conducted to delve into the motivations behind Singaporeans' career choices.

Hiring managers struggle to find talent amidst rising costs

Around 19% of accepted candidates fail to pass probation or remain in their roles for more than six months.

New immigration policies hamper hiring plans of Australian firms with SG presence 

Six in 10 Australian firms say obtaining an employment pass has become more difficult.

Employment growth moderates in 2Q23

The contraction in residential employment drove the slowdown.

Employment growth moderates in Q2

The number of employed individuals in Singapore rose by 23,700.

Employment growth eases in Q1

In Q1, employment grew by 34,500.

Singapore will protect workers, not jobs – DPM Wong

Wong says protecting jobs will hold back the “process of innovation.”

Stricter rules on lower-skilled foreign workers boost local employment: MOM

Manpower Minister Tan See Leng showed its key findings on workforce policies.

Employees are 4.1 times more likely to stay if their expectations are met: Qualtrics

However, there is a gap between the experience of senior leaders and their teams.

Employment rate hits 67.5%, exceeding pre-COVID level

It was higher by 2.3 percentage points than the 2019 figure. 

Nearly 30% of SG firms hired fresh graduates in past 12 months

Companies’ top criteria include interview performance, salary expectations, and field of study. 

Singapore rolls out handbook for manufacturers to attract and keep talent

This is part of Singapore’s Manufacturing 2030 Careers Initiative.

Continuous learning is key to winning the war for talent

For employers, attracting talent is critical to remaining competitive, but nurturing the talent you have is the key to winning the war for talent.

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

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

Non-residents boost employment figures in H122

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