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Singapore ruling party's election campaign will focus on jobs, minister says

Jun 29, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
As Singapore heads to the polls next week, the ruling party's election campaign will focus on creating jobs in what the country's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan described as "a very tough election."

"The central focus of our campaign will be jobs, jobs, jobs. And jobs for all segments of our society," he said.

"People who have just graduated, entering into the greatest depression that the world has seen, their number one concern will be jobs."

Singapore's National Jobs Council is tasked with generating 100,000 opportunities - including jobs, attachments and trainee opportunities - in the next one year, the minister said.

"We think because of the prolonged nature of this crisis, there will be retrenchments, there will be disruption to the jobs sector. And that's why we are focused so obsessively with the situation on jobs," Balakrishnan said.