More Jobseekers Than Job Openings In Q2
If you have been keeping abreast of the local news lately, you would have noticed that the employment situation in Singapore have turned for the worst. Here’s a brief overview of what has happened:
- For the first time since June 2012, there were more job seekers than job openings during the second quarter.
- Nearly 3 out of 4 employers have no plans to hire for the next quarter.
- More workers were laid off – 9,510 workers were made redundant in the first half of the year, the highest since 2009.
- As the economy continues to restructure, displaced workers are strongly encouraged to pick up new skills in order to stay relevant.
For more information, you can assess the full articles using the links below:
“Nearly 3 in 4 Singapore employers have zero plans to hire more staff in Q4: Survey” – The Straits Times.
“Unemployment in Singapore rises, more workers made redundant in Q2” – Channel News Asia.
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