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毕丹星:陈有明并没有在早些时候举行的议会中反对或质疑我,他的那些经过政治谋划的帖子引起了大众的强烈反对

Jun 23, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
工人党秘书长毕丹星领袖对律政兼内政部长尚穆根询问其是否同意亚菲言就马来西亚的看法进行了回应。

尚穆根在接受媒体采访时,公开表达了他对6月19日裕廊集选区议员陈有明针对亚菲言的言论所发表文章的看法,随后毕丹星在Facebook上做出了回应。

毕丹星表示,Koh是“一位具有国际声望的新加坡外交官,几十年来,他通过巧妙地保护新加坡的外交利益而建立了自己的声誉。”

“我并没有特别关注我们的剧作家对对马来西亚的看法。但我一直很欣赏新加坡戏剧从业者的视角和思维方式。”毕丹星写道。

毕丹星说,无论是他个人还是工人党,都不会支持那些拒绝新加坡或我们的宪法,或妄图把新加坡搞垮的人士。

毕丹星还着重指出,在其发表了言论之后,陈有明没有在议会提出任何反对意见或问题。

毕丹星写道:“值得注意的一点是,陈有明医生并没有在议会直接提出反对意见以及质问我。作为一名当选的议员,他有权在政治事务,特别是包括外交事务的所有方面对我进行质疑。”

毕丹星称,陈的帖子是“在大选前夕,在人民行动党官网上表达自己观点的一个迟到但经过深思熟虑的决定”。

毕丹星还写道:“将亚菲言先生的充满个人艺术感情的表达扩大到工人党对亚菲言先生提出的每一个有争议观点的认可,在某种程度上解释了不仅是陈有明医生,而是整个人民行动党对于不同观点的无法容忍性及尖酸刻薄的态度”。

毕丹星在帖子的结尾写道:“公众同样有权在他们认为合适的情况下做出回应,不仅在法律允许的范围内,同样也会体现在投票箱里。”


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).