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Questions for Budget 2021: What will happen to lifelines, such as the JSS, and what sort of help do businesses and workers need?

The employment of Singaporeans and PRs has been boosted by initiatives such as the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.
The employment of Singaporeans and PRs has been boosted by initiatives such as the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Labour leaders and bosses are putting a lot of faith in the upcoming Budget, given retrenchments and restructuring are likely to continue this year, especially with the end of the generous wage subsidies under the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) next month.

Their wish lists include an extension of salary support, a top-up of the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit to accelerate business transformation and backing for worker reskilling.

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