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3 Workplaces Forced to Shut Operations for Not Adhering to Safe Management Measures

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has ordered three workplaces in Singapore to stop operations due to its failure in meeting safe management measures to minimise the risk of COVID-19 transmission at work. As businesses in the country are resuming operations following the circuit breaker protocol lifted on Monday (Jun 1), the government strictly encouraged workplaces […]

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June 5, 20205:21 pm
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Singapore Warns of ‘Urgent’ Job Loss Challenge in Year Ahead

One of Singapore’s top political leaders said the city-state faces a “major and urgent challenge” in the next six months to a year, warning of more job losses ahead amid the coronavirus outbreak. The comments from Tharman Shanmugaratnam came after he chaired the first meeting for a council that included business groups and government leaders […]

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June 5, 20203:13 pm
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Imprisonment and Fine for Employers who Abuse Jobs Support Scheme to Get Higher Payouts

None should be taking an advantage of today’s tough situation. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) has warned employers not to abuse the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to obtain higher payouts. If they do, they would be charged under the Penal Code and face up to 10 years’ imprisonment and a fine. “It is […]

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June 4, 20205:05 pm
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Sansan Takes Business Card Exchange Online

Sansan Inc. (Sansan), a Japanese provider of cloud-based contact management solutions for corporations, today announced that it is adding a virtual business card exchange function to its suite of offerings and introducing ‘Sansan Virtual Cards’. Sansan’s IPO on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was Japan’s biggest IPO of 2019 and it seeks to continue its strong momentum as well […]

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June 4, 202010:00 am
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Graduates Need to Reskill and Adapt to Changes in Current Economic Uncertainty

Malaysian talents are expected to learn new skills and gain new knowledge amidst the soaring unemployment in the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Putra Business School associate Prof Dr Ahmed Razman Abdul Latif, local graduates need to be cautious in charting their career path, especially during the current economic crisis made severe […]

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June 2, 20204:39 pm
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Singapore is Looking to Hire 1,000 Digital Ambassadors

Keen to work digitally? Singapore government is opening 1,000 job vacancies as digital ambassadors this month. Come under the new SG Digital Office (SDO) that was announced on Sunday (May 31), talents interested in this role will be hired under a one-year temporary contract, as indicated on the Careers @ Gov website. As reported by The Strait […]

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June 2, 20203:47 pm
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How the Fortitude Budget 2020 will Support Singapore’s Workers

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Heng Swee Keat announced on 26 May 2020 a $2 billion SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package to strengthen employment and training support for our workers. 40,000 jobs For those who have lost their jobs, the Government will expand the number job opportunities to more than 40,000 jobs. 15,000 […]

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May 27, 20205:03 pm
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Jobs to be Key Part of ‘Fortitude’ Budget, Says DPM Heng; President Gives In-principle Support for Draw on Reserves

President Halimah Yacob has given her in-principle support for an additional draw on the nation’s reserves for a fourth Covid-19 support package, which will primarily focus on job support for affected workers. Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat and his team of ministers had briefed Madam Halimah and the Council of Presidential Advisers (CPA) last […]

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May 26, 20203:47 pm
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Indonesia’s Health Minister Issues New Normal Work Regulations

The government has decided to maintain the work from home (WFH) policy as part of its new normal regulations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The regulations are introduced through the Health Minister’s Decree No. HK.01.07/MENKES/328/2020 on the Guidelines of COVID-19 Prevention and Control at Offices and Industries in Supporting the Sustainability of Businesses during Pandemic. Health […]

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May 26, 20203:39 pm
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Singapore’s Businesses can Resume Operations from June 2

From June 2, more businesses can resume operations with about one-third of workers able to return to work on-site, as Singapore gradually eases restrictions imposed to stem the spread of Covid-19. Among the first to get the nod to reopen will be businesses that operate in settings with lower transmission risks and with limited or […]

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May 20, 20205:48 pm