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Tech Workers Less Comfortable Negotiating Salary during Covid

Current global economic slowdown due to Coronavirus pandemic has made people feel reluctant to talk about salary with their employers. This trend can be seen as recent survey found that tech employees are less likely to negotiate salary during the COVID-19 pandemic than during normal times. According to a survey conducted by Blind, tech employees […]

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August 5, 20205:48 pm
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1 in 2 Workers Keen to Find New Jobs After Coronavirus

The pandemic does not discourage people from leaving their jobs, apparently. According to a new research by Hooray Health & Protection, half of respondents currently employed in the UK are planning on looking for a new job after COVID-19. The reason behind this is partly driven by a desire for more flexible working and a […]

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July 30, 20204:23 pm
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Employment Should be Prioritised, Expert Said

Economic expert warned that digitalisation and new technologies must be introduced in companies carefully, in a way that the digital transformation will not further worsen an already tough job market. According to Malaysian Institute of Economic Research senior fellow research Dr Shankaran Nambiar, encouraging digitalisation among firms was important but more attention must be given […]

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July 28, 20205:21 pm
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More than 140,000 Singaporean Employers to Receive Wage Payouts from July 29

Wage payouts fund worth more than S$4 billion will be distributed to over 140,000 employers under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) from July 29. According to a Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, the subsidies will cover up to 75 percent of the first S$4,600 of each local employee’s salary for February and March. Employers […]

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July 27, 20205:15 pm
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Malaysia’s Tourism Industry Slowly Recovering Post-Coronavirus

The Covid-19 pandemic has hit the tourism and hospitality industry in Malaysia particularly hard. A recent JobStreet survey showed that 63 percent of workers in the travel agency sector, 66 percent working in hospitality sector, and 60 percent employed in the food and beverage industry were either retrenched or are temporarily unemployed. However, the job […]

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July 24, 20201:48 pm
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LinkedIn to Slash 960 Jobs Worldwide as Coronavirus Battered Recruitment Industry

Microsoft Corp’s professional networking site LinkedIn said on Tuesday it would cut about 960 jobs, or 6 percent of its global workforce, as the coronavirus pandemic is having a sustained impact on demand for its recruitment products. California-based LinkedIn helps employers assess a candidate’s suitability for a role and employees use the platform to find […]

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July 22, 20205:36 pm
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Google supports 3,000 locals through a new jobs and skills initiative to boost employment and employability outcomes under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package

On-the-job skills training with Google and its partners for up to 600 entry-level and mid-career jobseekers Google will offer 100 job placements at its Singapore office with the remaining 500 vacancies offered by its key partners including Dentsu Aegis Network, Omnicom Media Group, Publicis, Sephora and Trip.com Another 2,400 places for training courses in Digital […]

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July 22, 202011:32 am
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Singapore FinTech Association Launches Grants and Jobs Portal

The Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) announced today the launch of a comprehensive Grants and Jobs Portal during a virtual launch event earlier today, witnessed by Ms Indranee Rajah, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Education. The portal currently has over 500 job postings and will enable job seekers to access […]

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July 21, 202011:44 am
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Google Offers IT Certificate and Scholarships to Help Entry-Level Workforce

Google has developed three new career certificate programs for the online education platform Coursera aimed at breaking barriers for underserved groups to enter the tech workforce, the company announced last week. Focused on data analytics, project management and user experience design, the online programs will be taught by Google employees and will not require a […]

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July 17, 20201:06 pm
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Singapore’s Resorts World to Undergo Significant Job Cuts as Virus Batters Tourism

Resorts World Sentosa, one of Singapore’s biggest private sector employers, said on Wednesday (Jul 15) it was laying off staff to cut costs as the coronavirus pandemic batters the city-state’s tourism industry. The company, owned by Genting Singapore Ltd, did not disclose how many jobs will be lost, but the local Straits Times newspaper said […]

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July 16, 20203:13 pm