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Supporting our employers

We want to ensure that employers get the support they need to continue their operations, retain their talents and improve their productivity levels.

Supporting our employers

We have been working closely with our tripartite partners and various trade chambers to understand their challenges better, and co-create solutions to help our companies ride out the economic challenges.

Supporting business growth

Supporting business growth will not only ensure that we have a more competitive business landscape, but also provide good jobs for our local workers. These support schemes have been implemented to ensure that employers are able to continue paying the salaries of their workers, transform their businesses to meet the new demands and stay nimble and capable, with a stronger local workforce.

More support for Job RedesignShow

Productivity Solutions Grant:

  • Up to 80% (from 70%) support for Job Redesign (JR) under Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG-JR), capped at $30,000 per enterprise till 31 March 2022, to engage pre-approved JR consultants.

More details can be found on WSG’s website.

Read the Factsheet on Productivity Solutions Grant for Job Redesign.

Jobs Transformation MapsShow

More Jobs & Skills Insights for employers:

  • 15 Jobs Transformation Maps by the next 2 years, providing job-level analysis of how jobs and skills will be impacted by technology and other forces, such as automation, and change in the medium-term.

More details can be found on WSG’s website.

Ensuring sustainability and resilience

Supporting restructuring in manufacturingShow

Reduce S Pass sub-Dependency Ratio Ceiling (DRC) in manufacturing in 2 steps:

  • From 20% to 18% on 1 January 2022
  • From 18% to 15% on 1 January 2023

Firms looking to build a stronger local core can tap on existing support under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. Those that need more transitional support can apply for the Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme.

Read the press release on reduction of S Pass sub-DRC for the manufacturing sector.

Work arrangements of Dependant’s Pass holdersShow

Regularise work arrangements of Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders:

  • From 1 May 2021, all DP holders who wish to be employed will need to apply for an applicable work pass, such as Employment Pass, S Pass or Work Permit, instead of a Letter of Consent (LOC).
  • Existing DP LOC holders can continue working until expiry of their LOC.

Read the Factsheet on Work Arrangements of Dependant’s Pass holders.

Capability Transfer ProgrammeShow

Extend Capability Transfer Programme till September 2024 to support capability transfer from foreign specialists to locals.

More details can be found on WSG’s website.

Read the Factsheet on Capability Transfer Programme.

Enhancing health and wellness

Sustaining progressive workplace practicesShow

Start ground-up initiatives through Alliance for Action on Work-Life Harmony to promote work-life practices.

Supporting our migrant workersShow

  • Pilot Migrant Worker Onboarding Centre that integrates Stay-Home Notice period with enhanced medical examination and orientation of newly arrived workers to help them settle in.
  • Review scope of Foreign Employee Dormitories Act to cover all dormitories regardless of size.
  • Deepen engagement with migrant workers through partnerships with non-governmental organisations, employers and community organisations.
  • Review migrant workers’ access to primary healthcare; ensure cost effectiveness and cultural sensitivity.

Read the press release.

Improving mental well-being at workplacesShow

Launch iWorkHealth, a free online assessment tool to support employers and employees to identify and manage workplace stressors.

Find out more about iWorkHealth.

Read the Factsheet on iWorkHealth tool.

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