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ST rates S'pore's response to Covid-19: Preserving jobs, salaries of local workers

The Jobs Support Scheme was intended not just for cash flow support but to help businesses retain local workers. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Support to help companies with the costs of local workers' salaries, tiered according to sectors and level of impact suffered during the pandemic, was one of the key pillars of aid for businesses through the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), introduced in Budget 2020 and extended for several rounds, was intended not just for cash flow support but crucially, to help businesses retain local workers.

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