Some firms fear they won't survive without Jobs Support Scheme, others pin hopes on taking new directions

Managing director Ong Hanjie said the firm's revenue has dipped by about 90 per cent.
Managing director Ong Hanjie said the firm's revenue has dipped by about 90 per cent.ST PHOTO: YONG LI XUAN

SINGAPORE -While companies in sectors badly hit by Covid-19 appreciate the extension of the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), smaller players are brooding over how to keep their businesses alive as the support is gradually tapered off.

For firms, especially smaller ones, in the hard-hit aviation, aerospace and tourism industries, the JSS has been a lifeline, helping to retain local staff and keeping businesses afloat as revenues plunged.

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