Different gigs, different digital skills

Digital skills are a must, especially for higher-skilled own-account workers

Global trends shed light on the emerging industries that might see greater demand for own-account workers. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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On June 28, Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong launched the Forward Singapore exercise. The one-year-long exercise will see the Government engaging Singaporeans on six key pillars.

Two pillars - "Empower" (economy and jobs) and "Equip" (education and lifelong learning) - hold particular significance for a group of Singaporeans. These are the gig economy workers or own-account workers, defined by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) as self-employed persons without employees.

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