Joanna Seow, The Straits Times

Joanna Seow, The Straits Times

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4 December 2020
Covid-19 impact on Singapore resident income
According to advance estimates released by the Ministry of Manpower, the income of Singaporeans and permanent residents took a hit not felt since 2004 because of the Covid-19 pandemic. To find out more about the significance of this, Prime Time's Rachel Kelly spoke to Joanna Seow, Manpower Correspondent for The Straits Times.

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18 September 2020
How long will softness in the labour market last?
The labour market is starting to bear the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic - with retrenchments and unemployment numbers climbing. Retrenchment doubled in the last three months and a total of 11,350 people were retrenched in the first half of this year - a sharp rise from earlier estimates released in July. To find out more, Rachel Kelly spoke to Joanna Seow, Manpower Correspondent, The Straits Times.

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4 September 2020
Parliament debates on makeup of manpower
About 400 companies are being scrutinised by the Ministry of Manpower for potentially discriminating against Singaporeans in their hiring. The topic of Singapore's foreign workforce was hotly debated in parliament this week. To find out the latest we spoke to Joanna Seow, Manpower Correspondent at The Straits Times.

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28 August 2020
Updates on foreign worker policies in Singapore
Rules regarding the hiring of foreigners are being tightened so that Singaporeans have greater access to the vacancies on offer. The measures include the period of time a job is posted on the MyCareersFuture.sg portal as well as changes to the salary for new Employment Passes for foreign professionals. Rachel Kelly spoke to Joanna Seow, Manpower Correspondent, The Straits Times to find out more.

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