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ST rates S'pore's response to Covid-19: Finding ways to grow human capital amid crisis

Among schemes to create employment and training opportunities was the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - With the pandemic weighing on Singapore's economy, a slew of schemes were introduced to create jobs and training opportunities, so as to preserve and grow Singapore's human capital amid the crisis.

While these helped to support hiring at a time when business sentiments were weak, there is room to refine how such schemes are implemented and assessed so that the right kind of help gets to firms that truly need it, observers said.

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