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If an employer informs that there will be a retrenchment exercise, but has not yet identified specific employees, does the employer need to notify MOM?

Employers are strongly encouraged to notify MOM early using the early alert form. Employers can provide an early indication of their planned retrenchment exercise and indicate their interest for Workforce Singapore (WSG), the tripartite partners and other relevant agencies to provide employment facilitation assistance for affected employees.

Subsequently, after the employer has identified which employees are to be retrenched, the employer will need to notify MOM within 5 working days after the 5th and subsequent employee has been notified of their retrenchment.