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Bosses may not get wage subsidies for some contract workers

Third-party staffing agencies have been urged to pass these benefits on to customers

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The S$18 billion Budget initiative to help save local jobs, ramped up last week as Singapore's "circuit breaker" was extended, will see the government funding up to 75 per cent of salaries for nine months. The first tranche of payouts, with a value of some S$7 billion, started from mid-April onwards.

Singapore

EMPLOYERS hiring contract workers through third-party staffing agencies may not enjoy wage subsidy benefits from the Jobs Support Scheme, The Business Times has learnt.

Still, the authorities and industry watchers have urged agencies to pass the subsidies on to customers...

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