Gardenia Foods, HanBaoBao, 1855 F&B among the 800 employers in Singapore offering jobs and skills opportunities

Despite being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, since April, more than 800 companies in Singapore’s food sector have offered close to 6,700 jobs and skills opportunities, of which 44% are for PMETs, i.e. professional, managers, executives and technicians.

These include roles such as Food Technologists, Chefs, F&B Services Managers and Business Development Managers. Roles for non-PMETs include Supervisors and General Foremen (Food Processing), Bakers, Pastry and Confectionery Makers, and Shop and Store Salespersons.

A majority of them are jobs, as confirmed by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its Jobs Situation Report – 6th Edition (21 Sep).

Companies that continue to hire include Tee Yih Jia, Gardenia Foods, Far Ocean, KH Roberts Group, RE&S Enterprises, Creative Eateries, 1855 F&B and HanBaoBao.

Salaries offered for the PMET and non-PMET roles vary according to the specific job nature and skills requirements.

[All salaries cited are in Singapore dollars]

For PMET roles,

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Strategic Education, Inc. and Noodle Partners Unite to Provide Employers with Access to a Variety of Education and Upskilling Programs from the Nation’s Leading Universities

HERNDON, Va. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Strategic Education, Inc. (Strategic Education) (NASDAQ: STRA), the parent company of Strayer and Capella Universities, and Noodle Partners, which helps a growing network of colleges and universities use technology and shared services to lower costs while raising capacity and faculty-to-student engagement, announced today that they will join forces to provide employers with a seamless approach to administering tuition assistance benefits. The partnership is designed to ensure the effectiveness of such benefits and to give covered employees access to affordable, relevant education options from top public and private schools.

Using WorkforceEdge, a complete employee education management platform, employees can connect to a wide variety of online undergraduate and graduate programs in Noodle’s network of top public and private universities, and the affordable programs within Strategic Education’s portfolio, including Strayer University and Capella University. WorkforceEdge also serves as the portal for employers to administer and

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What Jobs Are Employers Offering Older Workers?

If you’re transitioning into retirement — or want a job during retirement — where should you look?

This is a compelling question if you’re over 60 and want to keep working. You may need to garner some extra income or simply want to stay busy. There seem to be ample opportunities in a healthy economy, which has been supremely challenging this year.

The most encouraging news, according to a recent study by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College , is that “the jobs potentially open to older workers tend to pay better but are less likely to provide benefits.”

It’s a mixed bag, according to the research. Some employers want older workers for certain jobs, but they are rarely lucrative and may not offer health insurance. They may be best suited for workers gradually moving into retirement who have health coverage elsewhere (perhaps through a spouse or through

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Unemployment falls to 8.4 percent as employers add 1.4 million jobs in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate fell sharply in August to 8.4% from 10.2% even as hiring slowed, with employers adding the fewest jobs since the pandemic began.



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Employers added 1.4 million jobs, the Labor Department said Friday, down from 1.7 million in July. The U.S. economy has recovered about half the 22 million jobs lost to the pandemic.

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Friday’s report from the Labor Department added to evidence that nearly six months after the coronavirus paralyzed the country, the economy is mounting only a fitful recovery. From small businesses to hotels, restaurants, airlines and entertainment venues, a wide spectrum of companies are struggling to survive the loss of customers with confirmed viral cases still high.

After an epic collapse in the spring, when the economy shrank at a roughly 30% annual rate, growth has been rebounding as states have reopened at least parts of

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Which Skills Should Employers Be Looking For?

COVID-19 has impacted the world enormously and one of the main areas that has suffered is the job market. Our working practices have shifted considerably and the way in which employers are now recruiting has also had to adapt. One of the main characteristics that employers will be seeking for future roles is passion and a desire to learn.

“Our attitude to recruitment has remained largely the same”, says the team at YouLovePrint, “we want people with a genuine interest in what they are doing, and with at least some understanding of the complexities of printing; you can teach someone what to do, but you can’t make them find it interesting”.

But in addition to showing interest in the field, there are skills that businesses will be in need of to cope going forward. The right skills can make all the difference to a business – these are some of

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Employers are planning more layoffs, as Trump claims jobs are “flowing”

President Donald Trump has hailed the economy in speeches and on social media, proclaiming in August that “jobs are flowing.” But even as some employers are rehiring workers, others are shedding thousands of jobs, with major companies announcing 50,000 job cuts in the last two weeks alone. 



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Weekly unemployment claims remain above 1 million, a “historically high” level, according to labor economist Heidi Shierholz of the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute. And some industries, including travel and entertainment, continue to shed workers as consumers remain wary of traveling as the coronavirus continues to spread in regions of the U.S.

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Six months after the pandemic shuttered the U.S., bringing its economy to a standstill, a second wave of job cuts is emerging. Under labor regulations, companies must tell employees that they are formally “separated” — in other

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