Report on the employment issues relating to female workers in Singapore.
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WAYS TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP WOMEN TO REJOIN WORKFORCE AND WORKING MOTHERS TO REMAIN IN WORKFORCE
Initiatives introduced at National Level
Initiatives introduced at Organisational Level
WAYS TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP WOMEN TO REJOIN WORKFORCE AT ORGANISATIONAL LEVEL
Women in Singapore have made great strides over the last decade. They are now better educated. More are climbing up the corporate ladder, in both public and private sectors. However, we cannot take for granted the progress made by our women.
The female participation in the Singapore labour force has risen significantly over the years. Nevertheless, it is still lower than that in many developed countries.
Statistics has shown that Singapore women are more likely to drop out of the labour force after marriage and childbirth and many do not resume work.
Working women face a great challenge to balance competing priorities of work and family. Some are compelled to select one at the expense of the other.
With the women making up half the population, this is a significant pool of talent and human resources that should be tapped into to support economic growth.
The Government recognises the challenges faced by women who are caregivers, in trying to return to work or just to stay in work. Over the years, several initiatives at national and organisational levels, were implemented to help women return to work and raise their employment rate.
2. WAYS TO ENCOURAGE AND HELP WOMEN TO REJOIN THE WORKFORCE AND WORKING MOTHERS TO REMAIN IN WORKFORCE
2.1 INITIATIVES INTRODUCED AT NATIONAL LEVEL
Recognising the importance of raising woman's participation in workforce, the Ministry of Labour's Research and...