13,730 workers in Singapore laid off, highest since 2009

SINGAPORE — A total of 13,730 workers were laid off in the first nine months of 2016 in Singapore, the highest since 2009 of 21,210, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in the ‘Labour Market Third Quarter 2016 Report’.

MOM said 4,220 workers were made redundant in the third quarter of 2016, lower than the past quarter of 4,800, but higher than a year ago of 3,460 employees.

For the quarter under review, redundancies fell in the manufacturing and services sectors but edged up in the construction industry, it said. PNA/Bernama-northboundasia.com