People cross a street during the morning peak-hour commute in Singapore on June 3. Photo: Reuters People cross a street during the morning peak-hour commute in Singapore on June 3. Photo: Reuters
People cross a street during the morning peak-hour commute in Singapore on June 3. Photo: Reuters

In Singapore, mid-career workers face the brunt of job losses in the looming coronavirus recession

  • Experts say the looming recession will hit more experienced employees hardest, as they are expensive to employ and find it difficult to retrain
  • The city state’s focus on upskilling should help soften the blow somewhat, but knowledge gaps and a resistance to hiring older workers remain

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
People cross a street during the morning peak-hour commute in Singapore on June 3. Photo: Reuters People cross a street during the morning peak-hour commute in Singapore on June 3. Photo: Reuters
People cross a street during the morning peak-hour commute in Singapore on June 3. Photo: Reuters
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