Kiara Xavier

Manpower Minister says 60,000 job vacancies available and nearly half meant for PMETs, netizens claim it’s far from reality

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo said on Monday (22 July) that there are about 60,000 job vacancies available in the market, and nearly half of them are catered for PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians). Although she agrees that a large number of industries are affected by the current economic slowdown, but job seekers can still grab good quality jobs in …

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Online users voice support for Joseph Schooling following his failure to qualify at semi-finals at Fina World Championships

Singapore’s Olympic champion Joseph Schooling did not make the cut to qualify for the semi-finals of the men’s 50 butterfly at the Fina World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea on Sunday (21 July). The 24-year-old swimmer managed to only clock 23.73 seconds to finish seventh in his heat and 20th overall. United States swimmer Caeleb Dressel and Ukraine’s Andrii Govorov …

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Singapore records 8-year low in birth rate, netizens blame rising cost of living

According to the Report on Registration of Births and Deaths 2018, the number of babies born in Singapore last year dropped to an eight-year low, highlighting a serious demographic challenges for an ageing population. The report stated that 39,039 births were recorded last year, which is a 1.5% decline from the year before. However, the number of deaths increased by …

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