Overcoming the Crisis
Find out how these support measures can help protect your livelihood through this challenging period and prepare you for new opportunities as the economy recovers.

Retain local jobs

  • Extension of Jobs Support Scheme
  • Employers to receive wage support of 10% - 50% offset for first $4,600 of monthly wage for all local workers, up till Mar 2021.
    • Support based on projected recovery of the different sectors.
    • Eligible Shareholder-Directors will also benefit

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Support for the financially impacted

  • COVID-19 Support Grant
    • Up to $800 a month with job and training support, for those who lost their jobs, are on involuntary no-pay leave, or experienced a 30% pay cut or more.
    • Application extended until December 2020, open to new applicants and existing recipients (from October 2020)
    • Unemployed applicants must demonstrate job searching or training efforts to qualify.

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  • Workfare Special Payment
    • $3,000 for low-wage workers
    • For Singaporeans who received Workfare Income Supplement for work done in 2019 and 2020

Support for jobs and training

  • Creation of job and training opportunities
    • Jobs Growth Incentive
      • $1 billion programme to support firms that will increase headcount of local workers from September 2020 to February 2021.
      • For each new local hire, employers will receive wage subsidy for 12 months.
        • Up to 25% wage subsidy for new hires below 40 years old, and
        • Up to 50% for those aged 40 and above, both subject to cap.
  • SGUnited Jobs and Traineeships
    • Over 40,000 new jobs
    • 21,000 traineeships for first-time job seekers—applications open on 1 June 2020
    • 4,000 traineeships for unemployed mid-career job seekers
    • Training allowance of $1,200 per month (for course duration) for 30,000 job seekers under the SGUnited Skills programme
    • SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres
  • Hiring incentive for employers who hire local workers that had gone through reskilling or training programmes
    • 20% of monthly salary support for 6 months, capped at $6,000 in total, when hiring workers under aged 40
    • 40% of monthly salary support for 6 months, capped at $12,000 in total, when hiring workers aged 40 and above

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  • SkillsFuture Credit top-up for training
    • One-off $500 SkillsFuture Credit top-up for adult Singaporeans
    • Additional $500 SkillsFuture Credit for 40–60 year olds
    • Check out the available courses
    • Get your career advice here