31 Dec '16, 11am

WATCH: PM @LeeHsienLoong’s New Year message to Singaporeans https://t.co/FupbGmcqK4

WATCH: PM @LeeHsienLoong’s New Year message to Singaporeans https://t.co/FupbGmcqK4

2016 has been a full year. One major focus has been the economy. Overall, we are not doing badly, considering the global economic uncertainties. We expect growth this year to be one plus percent, still positive though less than we hoped for. While the labour market has eased, unemployment remains low and we are still creating new jobs. I know many employers and workers are concerned, but rest assured the Government is watching this closely. We have launched schemes to help workers Adapt and Grow in the new environment, to Place and Train workers in jobs that are being created, and to offer Career Support to professionals changing careers in mid-life. SkillsFuture is ramping up Earn and Learn programmes, Study Awards and Fellowships for different sectors. Working with business groups and unions, we are developing Industry Transformation Maps tailored for different industrie...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/in-new-year...

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