Minister Lim Swee Say: We can only produce 25% of job growth these days

Speaking at a job fair held in Crowne Plaza yesterday (Feb 8), Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say openly conceded that the government today can only produce about 25% of...

Minimum Wage of S$550 starts for Indonesian Maids in Singapore

A Minimum Wage of S$550 a month will kick off for new Indonesian domestic helper arrivals in Singapore from next week onwards. The mandatory requirement imposed by the Indonesian government...

IBM and OCBC announce massive job losses

US computer manufacturer IBM yesterday (Jul 23) retrenched hundreds of Singapore employees and announced that it will be relocating its manufacturing plant to Mexico. IBM staff and contractors told...

Over 200 illegal immigrants harbourers in Singapore are foreigners

According to the latest statistics by the Immigration Checkpoint Authority (ICA), more than half of the 416 illegal immigrants harbourers arrested in 2015 are foreigners living in Singapore. 91...

Minister Josephine Teo: We will allow foreigners to work part-time, no quota needed

In an announcement by the Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo yesterday (Jan 30), cleaning companies can now hire foreigners on part-time basis to work as cleaners in households...

50% jump in jobless Singapore fresh graduates turning to part-time

According to the latest employment survey of fresh graduates from Singapore universities, there has been a 50% jump in the number of jobless fresh graduates turning to part-time jobs...

Singapore recession: Not enough jobs, long-term unemployment worst since 2002

According to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore posted its worst unemployment figures today (Dec 13) with job seekers outnumbering job vacancies by 9.89% and its...

Singapore Judge of Appeal: Oops I think we wrongly jailed a Bangladesh worker to...

In a written judgment made last Thursday (Dec 8), Singapore Judge of Appeal Chao Hick Tin referred to a particular case of a Bangladesh worker who was sentenced to...

Ministry of Education survey: Unemployment rate of foreign degree fresh grad hit 42%

According to the latest graduate survey conducted by the Ministry of Education, 42% of the fresh grads holding foreign degree are unable to find full-time employment in Singapore within...

Mitsubishi Elevator Singapore blame Young Singaporeans for lack of lift technicians

Lift maintenance company Mitsubishi Elevator Singapore blamed young Singaporeans for wanting "glamour", high salaries, comfort and "visibility" when Singapore does not have enough lift technicians. Mary Kok, head of...

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Epilogue

The past week has been heartening to read that many Singaporeans have expressed disappointment in the shut down of States Times Review. I have been...

STR to shut down

The States Times Review website has been blocked under false charges of "fake news" and "criminal defamation" laid by the Singapore dictatorship.   As such, the...

Law Minister K Shanmugam threatens 2 years jail for “Criminal Defamation”

Singapore's Law Minister K Shanmugam has gone to the local state media threatening that the articles published by States Times Review is "criminal defamation"....