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Gan Siow Huang on strategy to boost local workforce amid manpower crunch

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The Government is working with its tripartite partners to promote flexible work arrangements and build human resource capabilities to implement them successfully. It will also be establishing a set of tripartite guidelines on flexible work arrangements by 2024 to require employers to consider all requests fairly and properly. This will allow more workers to remain in the workforce while meeting other needs, such as caregiving. Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang highlighted this strategy to cope with the manpower crunch in reply to an MP's question in Parliament on Tuesday (Sep 13). She said the Government is also committed to improving access to affordable and quality preschool services, which enables parents with young children to go to work with peace of mind. She urged businesses to continue to transform, increase productivity and improve manpower efficiency. She stressed that the Government remains committed to supporting businesses and workers through job redesign and reskilling programmes.

The Government is working with its tripartite partners to promote flexible work arrangements and build human resource capabilities to implement them successfully. It will also be establishing a set of tripartite guidelines on flexible work arrangements by 2024 to require employers to consider all requests fairly and properly. This will allow more workers to remain in the workforce while meeting other needs, such as caregiving. Minister of State for Manpower Gan Siow Huang highlighted this strategy to cope with the manpower crunch in reply to an MP's question in Parliament on Tuesday (Sep 13). She said the Government is also committed to improving access to affordable and quality preschool services, which enables parents with young children to go to work with peace of mind. She urged businesses to continue to transform, increase productivity and improve manpower efficiency. She stressed that the Government remains committed to supporting businesses and workers through job redesign and reskilling programmes.

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