Part-Time Employment: Future Trends in Singapore
The growing shortage of workers in the labour force in Singapore is a well-recognized fact. The slowing population growth rate and the present policy on foreign workers is forcing various industries to resort to hiring part-time workers. Although the Singapore government has been encouraging employers to offer more part-time employment, the part-timers' share of the total workforce is still lagging behind that of many other countries. This paper, based on the statistics in the Reports on the Singapore Labour Force Survey and of the Singapore National Employers' Federation, aims to explain the demand for part-time workers and to analyse the potential and problems of the part-time workforce in Singapore. Some strategies are recommended to employers to increase part-time employment.
Singapore, labor, employment, part-time employment
Asian Studies | Business | Human Resources Management
Organisational Behaviour and Human Resources
Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources
LEE, Jean S. K. and TAN, Hwee Hoon.
Part-Time Employment: Future Trends in Singapore. (1993). Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources. 31, (1), 71-81. Research Collection Lee Kong Chian School Of Business.
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