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LTA expects to create 8,000 jobs by 2030 to support the expansion of public bus and rail networks

Land Transport Authority (LTA) is expecting to create up to 8,000 new public transport jobs by 2030 to support the expansion of public bus and rail networks to meet Singapore’s future needs, as well as set aside $25 million over five years for the Land Transport Innovation Fund to spur innovation and collaborative projects with industry partners to further encourage mobility-related research …

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The mystery of “so many” IT job vacancies

I refer to the article “Fewer job openings in 2017, with more for PMETs: Ministry of Manpower” (Straits Times, Feb 8). The article from ST states that though the number of job vacancies declined for the third year in a row last year, but more vacancies are available for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), reflecting the overall shift towards …

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Are rosy jobs creation projections a far cry from the actual statistics?

I refer to the article “Foreign investments will remain steady this year: EDB” (Straits Times, Jan 31). It states that “The changing nature of the local economy and the workforce will likely mean the amount of foreign direct investment here will remain similar to that in recent years, although with fewer jobs created. But that will likely result in 16,000 …

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Indranee says 5,500 new professional services jobs to be generated every year but how many are going to S’poreans?

by Vincent Low On Wednesday (24 Jan), Senior Minister of State for Law and Finance Indranee Rajah launched the Professional Service Industry Transformation Map, a roadmap to transform the professional services sector in Singapore. She said that professional services is a key growth sector for Singapore. “Singapore is well-positioned to be a market leader in high-value, specialist services and to capture …

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Job Happiness Index 2017: 45% of Singaporeans are unhappy at work

The top three job unhappiness factors among Singaporean employees are said to be issues with the management and leadership team, a lack of opportunities for career development and training opportunities. This is according to the survey, “Job Happiness Index 2017” conducted by Jobstreet, one of Asia’s leading online employment marketplaces. “When their career trajectories stagnate, employees do not derive any …

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Equipment calibration and testing company fined $200,000 by MOM for safety lapses in fatal accident

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has announced to charge equipment calibration and testing company MW Group with a $200,000 fine for failing to “conduct a specific risk assessment and establish safe work procedures for the calibration and testing of an Arc Reflection System (ARS) machine prior to the accident”, resulting to a death of one of its employees due to electrocution on …

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