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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

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.


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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