Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Headlines that Matter | JobsDB Singapore

We remember posting something about the news being a great career resource in this blog of ours last month. Singapore would like to ask you now, have you been reading the news?

Regardless of whether you agree with this advice of ours or not, here are some news bits that we have collected from the last couple of days that we think can help improve your plans, if you are seeking career advancement or give you good hints on which industries to look into next for faster results, if you are currently looking for a job.

"SINGAPORE'S decision to allow integrated resorts (IRs) with casinos to be built here has changed this country for ever - and it is already reaping the benefits." -- Singapore already reaping benefits from IRs: economist", April 24, The Business Times.
If you feel like your job search is going nowhere, why don't you give Resorts World Sentosa jobs a shot? The hospitality industry welcomes professionals from other fields. Resorts World Sentosa, for instance, is currently hiring people from the industries of Human Resource, Sales and Accounting.

"The Government plans to enact legislation based on the guidelines by 2012 to enable more Singaporeans to keep working beyond the statutory retirement age." -- "Not rehired? Payouts to help", April 25, asiaone Business.

"EFFORTS to convince companies to keep workers beyond the age of 62 are bearing fruit, a new survey has shown." -- "S'pore firms keeping workers beyond age 62 ", April 25, The Straights Times.
Just a note: The article had cited Food & Beverage jobs and Hospitality careers as those that were keeping such employees moving.

These articles have reminded us of the working principle of Mr. Ong Teong Wan, Consulting Partner for Corporate Training at SIM and Honorary Advisor to STADA -- staying productive regardless of age. Are you hitting 50 soon? Well, you can still expect a lot more good things to happen to your career.

"More than half of those who were laid off in the third quarter of last year found jobs by the end of the year, according to a Ministry of Manpower (MOM) report." -- "Redundancies fall back to pre-recession levels", April 27, Today.

"The Republic's economic recovery flowed through to its labour market by the end of 2009, as job losses shrank to pre-recession levels in the last quarter, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said" -- S'pore job losses shrink to pre-recession levels in Q4, April 27, The Business Times.

Government and private workforce surveys are displaying the same"positive" results. This only means one thing: the economy is really on its way to stability. Good news for, job seekers. Remember, the April - June 2010 edition of the Hays Quarterly Report?

You can expect Singapore to post news updates like this for the days to come, so stay tuned. Our News Watch section is also a good way to be in the know when it comes to the recent improvements in the Singapore job market. Bookmark to be updated always.

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