Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Manpower in the first 10 months of 2022 (a) whether the Government has data on the number of Singaporeans who are made redundant from tech firms such as Grab, Stripe, Meta, Shopee and SEA Limited and, if so, how many; (b) what is the median age of the affected workers; (c) what is the median salary of the tech employees who are retrenched; and (d) how many non-Singaporeans, including permanent residents, are among those laid off by the tech firms.
Dr Tan See Leng: This question was previously addressed in the combined oral reply to Questions 3 to 6 on the Order Paper for 28 November 2022. [Please refer to “Impact of Layoffs by Big Tech Companies and Support Available for Affected Employees”, Official Report, 28 November 2022, Vol 95, Issue 76, Oral Answers to Questions section.]
Ministry of Manpower
28 November 2022