Press Releases

Oct 18, 2011 11:52 SGT Ministry of Manpower Our manpower policies aim to help Singaporeans secure good jobs, raise their skills and expertise, and enjoy sustained increases in their incomes in the coming decade. We are putting full effort into helping vulnerable workers improve their livelihoods. We will also ensure fair employment practices and safety at the workplace, and harmonious industrial relations.

Oct 12, 2011 10:28 SGT Ministry of Manpower 73-year-old Lim Ong Long @ Kenneth Lim (林皇良), Director of Highsan Lim Enterprise Pte Ltd (海山林), pleaded guilty in court today for falsely declaring in Work Permit applications that Central Provident Fund (CPF) contributions were paid to Singaporeans who were supposedly employed by him, when they were not.

Oct 12, 2011 10:22 SGT Ministry of Manpower Singaporeans have one of the highest employment rates internationally. The unemployment rate amongst citizens declined to 3.1% in June 2011, down from a high of 4.5% in 2009 during the recession.

Oct 04, 2011 15:21 SGT Ministry of Manpower Update on MOM's investigation on fire at Pulau Bukom – (Kindly attribute to MOM Spokesperson)

Oct 04, 2011 15:17 SGT Ministry of Manpower The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has reviewed the administrative fees for all work passes, and will be making changes as it moves towards full cost recovery for the Ministry's work pass operations and services. The administrative fees for most work passes will be increased from 1 December 2011.

Sep 06, 2011 10:06 SGT Ministry of Manpower From 1 September 2011, all workplaces will be covered under the Workplace Safety and Health (WSH) Act. This is a major milestone in Singapore’s WSH journey. First announced in January 2005, the WSH Act was first extended to “factories”1 on 1 March 2006, another six sectors on 1 March 2008 and now to all workplaces from 1 September 20112.

Sep 06, 2011 10:01 SGT Ministry of Manpower Employers who sent employees for training reported improved work productivity, quality of products/services and customer satisfaction.

Jun 10, 2011 16:53 SGT Ministry of Manpower Singapore's Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education and Manpower, Mr Hawazi Daipi, will lead a tripartite delegation to attend the 100th Session of the International Labour Conference from 13 to 14 June 2011 in Geneva, Switzerland.