All Article NEWS

Generic placeholder image
Job Forecast in Singapore Remains Stable in Q3 2019: Report

Singaporean employers remain optimistic in their hiring plans for the third quarter of this year, new research shows. Fifteen percent of employers intend to increase their staffing levels, while 3 per cent anticipate a decrease, and 77 percent forecast no change to their payrolls, according to a survey released by recruitment company ManpowerGroup Employment today. […]

Read More
June 12, 20199:13 am
Generic placeholder image
Volkswagen Plans 4,000 Job Cuts Amid Digital Overhaul

Volkswagen AG’s main car brand will let lapse as many as 4,000 general and administrative jobs while adding at least 2,000 IT positions over the next four years, avoiding layoffs at its German factories as it negotiates a major shift toward electrification and self-driving cars. The move, brokered with VW’s powerful unions, includes job guarantees […]

Read More
June 10, 20199:04 am
Generic placeholder image
Diageo Introduces Minimum 26 Weeks of Fully Paid Parental Leave

Diageo announces that it is beginning a global roll-out of an ambitious new family leave policy applicable to employees across its business, as part of its leading work to create a fully inclusive and diverse workforce. The business hopes the policy will support employees to focus on the joy of raising a young family, while […]

Read More
May 27, 20199:46 am
Generic placeholder image
Singapore’s Most In-Demand Jobs Require More Than Digital Skills

Rapid digital disrupttion across sector and industry has changed the way people do business, including in Singapore. To stay ahead of the competition, talents are required to upskill themselves with crucial knowledge and skills needed in the digital age. While most people believe that digital savviness is the most important skill everyone should master, however, […]

Read More
May 14, 20199:57 am
Generic placeholder image
Japan Sees the Biggest Decline in Real Wages Since 2015, Bad Omen for Domestic Demand

Japan’s inflation-adjusted real wages tumbled the most in nearly four years in March, government data showed, dashing hope that household income and spending may offset external headwinds. Real wages fell 2.5 percent in March year-on-year, the biggest decline since June 2015, labour ministry data showed on Friday. It followed a revised 1.0 percent drop in […]

Read More
May 13, 20199:34 am
Generic placeholder image
Lendlease Holds Communal Iftar for Its Migrants Workers as Social Inclusivity

Over 200 Muslim migrant workers from the Paya Lebar Quarter (PLQ) development, Lendlease employees and members of the public broke fast today with Professor Fatimah Lateef, Member of Parliament for Marine Parade GRC, over a communal briyani meal. This is the fourth consecutive celebration organised by PLQ and Lendlease as a gesture of appreciation to […]

Read More
May 10, 20199:04 am
Generic placeholder image
Siemens Plans 10,000 Job Cuts from Energy Unit in Massive Overhaul

German engineering firm Siemens has announced a plan to make 10,000 job cuts while carving out and listing its struggling power and gas division into two a separately managed company. Announced on Tuesday (May 7) evening, the plan is said to be the company’s biggest spinoff in its history. According to Chief Executive Officer Joe […]

Read More
May 9, 20199:33 am
Generic placeholder image
Singapore to Carry Out Labour Curbs Due to Skills Shortage

Singapore has attracted high-tech manufacturers with incentives and a well-educated workforce but growing demands for highly skilled labour and government moves to curb numbers of foreign workers may mean a tougher path ahead. The city-state is a major producer of products ranging from aircraft engines to medical equipment and oil rigs, and top firms such […]

Read More
May 8, 20199:56 am
Generic placeholder image
A Worrying Trend in the Workforce: 1 in 20 Malaysian Jobseekers Has Fake Degrees

A recent study commissioned by a corporate fraud investigation agency Akhbar & Associates revealed a worrying trend among Malaysian talents. An estimated one in 20 potential hires in the country has fake qualifications, while one in 10 has credentials from unaccredited institutions. These findings came as a foreign documentary showcases a list of possibly over […]

Read More
May 6, 20199:04 am
Generic placeholder image
Dirty, Low Paying Jobs is Better than Being Unemployed: PM Mahathir

In his speech during the National Labour Day Celebration, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad reminded choosy Malaysian jobseekers that the salary for so-called 3D (dirty, dangerous and difficult) jobs might not be attractive, but these jobs were still honest work and vital to the nation’s development. “It is a low salary but if they […]

Read More
May 2, 20199:53 am