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Firms given more aid to retain workers amid shutdown

Deputy Prime Minister Heng says these measures are to help companies hold on to their workers

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Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat said that with the Jobs Support Scheme, it is hoped that companies will continue paying their workers and refrain from putting them on no-pay leave or worse, retrenching them.

Singapore

COMPANIES will get additional wage support for local employees in April, while their operations are set to slow down or grind to a halt amid a month-long shutdown starting Tuesday.

This is to encourage companies to hold on to their workers amid the "circuit breaker"...

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