SINGAPORE: After leaving travel company ezeego1 last February, Mr Norman Chew was able to get through the year doing freelance consultancy work, organising tours and conducting interviews for a research team at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The travel industry veteran in his 50s got a couple of job offers from headhunters and former clients, but he did not take them up as he felt they were not the right fit. This year, however, with the NUS project put on hold and tourism gigs all but dried up because of COVID-19, Mr Chew says he has submitted about 1,000 job applications. These include submissions to companies outside the travel industry and those offering career conversion programmes through the Government. He has not had any success in landing a new job. “I’ve had to eat into my savings. It's been frustrating - I can’t cut back on my expenses because I have commitments to take care of,” said Mr Chew, who had hired a maid to look after his father. READ: … [Read more...] about Challenging job-hunting landscape as recruitment agencies see fewer vacancies and more applications
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SINGAPORE - Amid the tight labour market, there were more job vacancies last year than the year before, according to the latest figures released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday. There were 61,900 vacancies in September 2013, up 9.7 per cent from a year ago. The services sector continued to generate the bulk of job openings, making up four in five of all vacancies. A quarter of total vacancies (14,530 vacancies) were positions for service and sales workers, like shop assistants, waiters and security guards. This was followed by positions for associate professionals and technicians, which had 9,550 vacancies, or 17 per cent of all openings. Positions for cleaners, labourers and related workers had 8,250 or 14 per cent of all openings, while professionals had 8,090 openings, also about 14 per cent. Manufacturing By industry, manufacturing's share of vacancies remained broadly similar over the year at 13 per cent, while vacancies in construction decreased from … [Read more...] about More job vacancies last year
EIGHT schools had more than half their places filled when Phase 1 of the Primary 1 registration exercise ended yesterday - five fewer schools than last year. However, it does not mean that parents seeking their desired school are going to find their task any easier in the later phases. Going by last year's demand, at least three primary schools look like they might face a ballot at the later Phase 2A2, thanks to the introduction of a new rule that reserves 40 places for children with no ties to the schools. These are CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School, Red Swastika School and Henry Park Primary. The Education Ministry announced last year that all schools will first set aside 40 places for children registering in Phases 2B and 2C, before offering the remaining slots to those in Phases 1 and 2. With 40 of CHIJ St. Nicholas Girls' School's 210 vacancies reserved, it had 72 children applying for its 170 places when Phase 1 ended yesterday. This leaves just 98 spots for children … [Read more...] about 8 schools see over half of P1 vacancies filled in phase 1
Apart from facing flak from the Opposition on Dalit issues, the Bharatiya Janata Party is also grappling with rising discontent among its own parliamentarians belonging to the Scheduled Castes. Of the BJP's 282 MPs, 44 belong to the SC. The BJP's Lok Sabha members have alleged that pertinent issues such as the alleged dilution of the SC/ST Atrocities Act, the impression that the saffron party does not support reservations, and escalating police atrocities against Dalits have not been handled well by the party leadership. Their voice of protest comes against the backdrop of the nationwide Dalit protest in the form of the Bharat Bandh on April 2 . Here are 5 BJP MPs who have taken up cudgels against their party leadership for its handling of Dalit issues. D r Udit Raj Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj on Saturday alleged that members of the Dalit community were being tortured across the country after the violent protests held during the Bharat Bandh on April 2. … [Read more...] about The 5 BJP Dalit MPs who are upset with Modi
Christie Mayeux, who has been an interim justice of the peace for St. Amant for almost two months, says she has been unable to hold court or process legal matters because she doesn't have enough records held by her predecessor. But John Hebert, who abruptly quit the job in January just days into his new term, said Mayeaux hasn't contacted him personally for the records and is more than welcome to get them. All she has to do is come over and pull them from his office and the metal storage container on his home acreage in St. Amant where they are stored, he said. "I've said that from the get-go," he said Thursday. "They can get a truck and trailer, and they can load everything up." The 390 justices of the peace in Louisiana operate primarily as small claims courts with limited jurisdiction where the matters in dispute are worth less than $5,000. They also handle other matters like evictions, marriages, notarizing documents and wage garnishments. Their courts are designed as a … [Read more...] about A mix-up over records has kept this justice of the peace from holding court. What happened?