Semiconductor start-up Silicon Box opens $2.65 billion factory in S’pore, set to hire 1,200 people

SINGAPORE – Silicon Box, a semiconductor design and device integration services start-up, unveiled its new US$2 billion (S$2.65 billion) factory in Singapore on Thursday. The 73,000 sq m facility in Tampines is designed to manufacture semiconductor chiplet interconnections that can be applied in areas such as artificial intelligence, electric vehicles and wearables. According to Singapore-based…

Important Update for EP Application: Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS) – A Detailed Overview for Singapore’s Latest Recruitment Landscape

As your trusted Singapore consultant at a leading recruitment firm, we wish to share a detailed overview of the Complementarity Assessment Framework (COMPASS). Starting from 1 September 2023, Employment Pass (EP) candidates must pass this two-stage eligibility framework to ensure a high-quality and diverse workforce that strengthens our local core. In this blog post, we…

Pilot programme from 2023 to help S Pass holders settle in Singapore: Tan See Leng

SINGAPORE – A pilot programme to familiarise S Pass holders arriving in Singapore with working here and to encourage positive interaction with locals is slated to launch in 2023. S Pass holders are currently not required to attend a settling-in programme, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng in Parliament on Monday. He disclosed the ministry’s plan…

Teachers in Government-supported pre-schools to get pay bump of up to 30% over next 2 years

SINGAPORE: Teachers in Government-supported pre-schools can expect their monthly salaries to increase by 10 to 30 per cent over the next two years, said Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos Zulkifli on Saturday (Oct 29). Better performers will receive higher increases, he added. “This is a significant move to allow pre-schools to better attract…