The payouts are expected to benefit over 43,900 employers in Singapore to support the wages of more than 570,000 local employees.
A white paper with "concrete proposals" to tackle issues concerning women will be presented in Parliament in early 2022.
An advisory committee expects to provide recommendations that require legislative change by the second half of next year.
Companies should also remain outward-looking and stay engaged with the global economy, said the trade and industry minister
The ratio of job vacancies to unemployed persons rose to above one for the first time since March 2019, with 163 jobs for every 100 unemployed persons.
From November 1, all businesses in the city-state will have to notify the Ministry of Manpower of all retrenchments carried out.
The resident unemployment rate increased from 3.5% to 3.7%, while the citizen unemployment rate rose from 3.7% to 3.9%.
Authorities are looking into the wider use of antigen rapid tests at the workplace and will be establishing further testing guidelines.
The Progressive Wage Model will be expanded to new sectors such as retail, food services and waste management.
The current guidelines on anti-discrimination at workplaces will be “enshrined” into law, giving the fair employment watchdog more teeth.
Singapore will ramp up the funding of a scheme that helps local workers whose earnings are in the bottom 20%, receiving not more than S$2,300 a month.
The NTUC-SNEF PME Taskforce had consulted over 9,000 PMEs aged between 20 to 60 years old on their key concerns and needs at the workplace.
ADP discusses how HR can take the lead in designing a new world of work with a multigenerational workforce.
From October 1, workers in selected industries will be required to either be vaccinated, or undergo regular testing.
COVID-19 vaccination guidelines that allow employers to make vaccination mandatory for workers in high-risk settings are being reviewed.
For many years, SP PACE Academy has been at the forefront of reskilling and upskilling employees in Singapore.
The number of roles still available comes after almost 16,200 job seekers were placed in positions within the sector at end-May.
With a range of customised and inclusive product offerings, Prudential is helping organisations build a healthier and more productive workforce.
Up to half of employees will be permitted to return to their workplaces starting August 19 as the country prepares to relax its pandemic restrictions.
Parents who were previously not eligible for paternity or adoption leave can now qualify for benefits up to S$30,000.
Resident employment for citizens and permanent residents continued to expand, though at a slow pace due to stricter pandemic measures from May 16.
A Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness (TCWF) has been set up to review the framework for workplace fairness in Singapore.
As Singapore prepares to reopen its economy, businesses must play their part to facilitate this process, says Minister Gan Kim Yong.
The support package will help workers and businesses affected by the country’s reversion to stricter pandemic restrictions.
Amid tighter COVID-19 measures, the associations have asked for rental rebates, foreign worker levies and an extension of bank loan moratoriums.
Targeted support will be provided for businesses and workers affected by the latest tightened safe management measures from July 22 to August 18.
Tan See Leng, Singapore’s Manpower Minister, urged manufacturing firms in Singapore, especially SMEs, to continue to adopt Industry 4.0 technologies.
The government has been urged to balance the employment needs of local workers while remaining open to foreign investment and manpower
Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India & APAC, Coursera, highlights new developments that will shape learning in the post-COVID era.
The Ministry of Manpower (MOM), together with unions and employer groups, will review the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices