More than 20,500 traineeship, attachment opportunities available: Josephine Teo

MORE than 20,500 traineeship and company attachment opportunities have been made available, with more than 2,800 local jobseekers placed under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.

RETAIL RESTRUCTURING

New business models can help raise revenue, ease fixed costs concerns

BEYOND focusing on ways to reduce the high fixed costs related to the retail sector, businesses must also look at ways to improve their top line as the sector embarks on its challenging road to recovery.

3,600 opportunities available in retail sector; 70% are for jobs

MORE than 650 companies in the retail sector have offered close to 3,600 opportunities since April this year, of which 70 per cent are jobs, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday.

Close to 3,600 opportunities available in retail sector in Singapore: MOM

MORE than 650 companies in the retail sector have offered close to 3,600 opportunities since April this year, of which 70 per cent are jobs, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday.

Enhancements to ESG support schemes to bolster business recovery: Chan

THE retail sector's road to recovery will be challenging due to cyclical and inherent structural challenges, which necessitates their taking action to transform now, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Monday, where he also announced a host of enhancements to support schemes...

AI could add US$1t to S-E Asia's GDP by 2030

ARTIFICIAL intelligence (AI) could add US$1 trillion to South-east Asia's gross domestic product (GDP) by 2030 according to management consulting firm Kearney and Asian-based strategic investor EDBI.

Retrenchments hit 4.9 per 1,000 local employees in H1

THE incidence of local retrenchment in Singapore was 4.9 per 1,000 local employees (Singaporeans and permanent residents) in the first half of 2020, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Tuesday.

Retrenchments hit 4.9 per 1,000 local employees in H1: MOM

THE incidence of local retrenchment in Singapore was 4.9 per 1,000 local employees in the first half of 2020, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Tuesday in response to questions put up by members of Parliament.

MOM, IHRP to strengthen HR profession in Singapore

THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) and Institute of HR Professionals (IHRP) will work with sector agencies to develop sector-specific HR playbooks with curated tools, solutions, and use cases as part of efforts to strengthen the profession in Singapore.

Two key thrusts to help HR professionals step up as strategic partners in business transformation

THE HR Industry Transformation Advisory Panel (HRTAP) has recommended two key thrusts to help HR (human resources) professionals step up to their role as strategic partners in business transformation.

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Trust between tripartite partners, quick pivots the way for Singapore to tackle Covid-19

TRUST between tripartite partners has been key to mitigating some of the impact of Covid-19, said Ministry of Manpower Permanent Secretary Aubeck Kam on Tuesday, even as he acknowledged that despite this, the measures put in place have not blunted the worst of the impact on employment numbers in...

VIRUS OUTBREAK

Indonesia's Covid-19 situation underscores its dependence on vaccine, says Control Risks

EVEN as large-scale social restrictions in Indonesia's capital, Jakarta, were recently tightened, this is unlikely to be effective in the country's fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

NEWS ANALYSIS: THE SINGAPORE BRAND

Singapore brand has cachet, but what values should it embody?

WHAT does the Singapore brand stand for, and can it carry all industries who wear this label?

Singapore brand mark to be introduced for local lifestyle products

SINGAPORE will introduce a Singapore brand mark for local consumer lifestyle products in November, as part of efforts to deepen the trust premium for local brands.

Playing the digital field

THE future of branding and communications is going to look quite different, with the bulk of the experience driven by digital interactions and conversations on closed group platforms and key opinion figures.

Singapore brand mark to be introduced; 6,700 opportunities in food sector

WITH increasing focus on food safety and quality, it is imperative to deepen the trust premium of Singapore food products, said Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing on Monday, when he announced plans to introduce a Singapore brand mark.

Accidental mavens

IT can feel like the founders of 3D printing solutions provider Structo were guided by serendipity. While the team knew they wanted to focus on 3D printing, it was an accidental meeting with a dentist that helped them refine their focus toward the dental field.

Jurong Port expects cargo volumes to return to normal in coming months after current drop

WHILE volumes coming through Jurong Port (JP) have dropped, the port operator said it is confident that "volumes will go back to normal in the next couple of months".

Jurong Port commences construction on S$200m port-centric ecosystem

JURONG Port (JP) has commenced construction of its S$200 million ready-mixed concrete (RMC) port-centric ecosystem.

Singapore's business hub goal needs global talent: Chan

SINGAPORE will remain open to top international talent even as the country accelerates its economic transformation efforts and invests in and enhances connectivity to the city-state.

Singapore to ensure it remains as preferred hub for businesses, stays open to global talent

MINISTER for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing on Tuesday evening highlighted four key ways Singapore will ensure it remains the preferred hub for companies to connect and do business with Asia and the rest of the world.