August 21, 2009
Singapore Part Time Jobs documented how not being able to get a part time job led to creating a job portal especially for part-time, contract or temporary jobs in Singapore
Let’s face it, the economy has been bad and projects have been scarce. However, the challenge is not to get worried and overwhelmed. I caught myself whining away when I couldn’t get a part-time job but I really got tired of my rants and complaints. Then I had a Eureka moment and thought “Instead of looking for a part-time job, why don’t I use my skills to create an easy-to-use part time job site for Singaporeans” :)
The goal is to become Singapore’s top part time job site. A lofty one but I know its totally achievable.
October 16, 2008
Nelson Benjamin said:
The 300,000 Malaysians employed in the island republic have been advised to gear up for retrenchment if the country continues to slide into a recession.
Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said that although the technical recession experienced by Singapore has not yet translated into unemployment, it was better for Malaysians to be prepared.
“If there is unemployment due to a recession, our workers will be hit,” he told The Star here yesterday.
Recommended by mr.udders: "Scroll down to the end of the article for an interesting snippet on Singapore's (rather unjust) employment policy towards Malaysians."
August 10, 2008
According to the article, we, the new owners of Streetdirectory.com bought the domain name and assets in the 4th quarter of last year (2007). I'm not sure this happened before or after violating the copyrights of Singapore Land Authority (SLA), but Streetdirectory.com was taken offline in late March 2008.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "I'm sure numerous people are glad that streetdirectory.com is up and running, but how exactly does it benefit jobsdb for acquiring this domain?"
March 27, 2008
Saw this post on omy’s forum by a person called 我的天 who claimed that local job search portal, JobsDB added a “reservist” option in their selection fields under “Personal Details => National Service”.
This is a very touchy issue as it concerns all Singapore male CITIZENS who have served National Service. Does the additional field implies it may be used as a screening criteria for potential employers?
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "discrimination of Singapore born males?"
July 17, 2007
Siew Kum Hong said:
The second question was about the 170,000-odd new jobs created in Singapore. One of the interesting nuances in the media coverage on this was that the reports always talked about "locals" getting XXX number of the new jobs and "foreigners" getting YYY number.
And this was really because the data released by the Ministry was on those terms. There was no breakdown in how many of the "locals" who got these new jobs were Singapore citizens and how many were PRs (and I knew that citizens + PRs = locals).
So I decided to ask.
I think the Minister basically dodged the question, in particular the follow-up portions about extrapolating the numbers from income tax and CPF data.
Recommended by at82: "The answer to this question is of vital importance to all Singaporeans. We NEED to know the answers!"
February 13, 2007
We are pleased to present the Kelly Services Annual Singapore Salary Guide 2007. This year, the guide is supported by the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI)...The aim of this guide is to provide a compilation of salaries and job titles across the wide range of industries.
October 10, 2006
Today Online said:
But the booming figures mask a Catch-22 situation: The current shortage of PhD holders in the biomedical sciences cluster is hampering Singapore's bid to attract multinational companies to move their high-end research projects here. Without a PhD, most of Singapore's life sciences graduates are only qualified to work as research assistants. . And both graduates and diploma holders vie for these positions that could pay less than $2,000 a month. In the industry's manufacturing sector, life sciences graduates compete against their peers from other general sciences and engineering disciplines. They face even stiffer competition in the sales sector, where paper qualifications take on less significance.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Another example of the govt's hype causing oversupply of grads in a particular industry"
May 10, 2006
The Singaporean executive fired off a curt email to his secretary, who had already left the office.
"You locked me out of my office this evening because you assume I have my office key on my person. With immediate effect, you do not leave the office until you have checked with all the managers you support," Loke wrote, according to copies of the emails seen by vnunet.com.
The secretary, Rebecca Hu, emailed a blistering reply. "I locked the door because the office has been burgled in the past. Even though I'm your subordinate, please pay attention to politeness when you speak. This is the most basic human courtesy. You have your own keys. You forgot to bring them, but you still want to say it's someone else's fault," she wrote.
Hu copied her reply, along with Loke's original email, to all of EMC's staff in China. Someone copied the email to a friend outside the company, and during the next couple of weeks the email exchange was forwarded around other companies in China, apparently reaching thousands of people, some of whom posted it on online forums.
Recommended by Lucian: "Online communication as the great equaliser."
May 08, 2006
The Inquirer said:
Well, for all the years I've been here, Lion City never really bothered about sophisticated computer hardware design... Also, a general lack of knowledge about hardware, especially high-end, of what the vendor is really selling you, has created some really comical sales (or waste of money) even in the government sector over the years. Now, ASUS comes to set up its first international R&D centre here? Well, I can only applaud the move - I dearly hope that means that this little island moves forward to grasp the high-end, high-performance, high-margin hardware design business seriously.
Recommended by shianux: "Technology analysts gives opinion on Asus' move to set up their worldwide HQ and international R&D centre in Singapore."