Due to the ageing population and shortage of Technology workers, Singapore is looking into bringing in more foreign IT Solution talents. In addition, the move is to assist the country to re-balance the education system for future demands in areas such as software programming.
On top of that Singapore needs to make itself a vibrant economy that will attract investments and businesses. Thus, the country will maintain minimal restriction on high-end tech jobs for foreign labor while maintaining the quota system for lower-skilled industries.
Miinister Ong Ye Kung said in an interview, “Talents are very short in every part of the world. We let foreign talents in because we require a critical mass for the sector to take off, while continuing to train Singaporeans for the jobs.”
Singapore is one of the world’s most trade-dependent economies and is building itself towards a high-tech financial and digital savvy Smart Nation.
Cisco released new wireless head sets designed to use with Cisco Webex and Cisco Jabber. Cisco entered with a wired head set in march to target contact center agents. Thereafter, expended their portfolio this week by releasing new models of wired and wireless headset.
Plantronics and Jabra provides consumer with another choice of their headsets to integrate with Cisco Phones and UC apps. Hence, the new headsets will offer consumers another choice to compare between Plantronics and Jabra.
As demands for more headset vendors begun in the IT industry, IT admins are looking for better controls, troubleshooting and integration to applications. Ultimately, Cisco sees this headset as an extension to their UC platform to enhance future user experience.
30 million dollars Tech Grant for cleaning solutions
Senior Minister Amy Khor launched a new grant yesterday for businesses to adopt technology tools for cleaning and waste management.
Companies can now use the money for tech equipment such as auto floor cleaners.
The grant is set to encourage business owners to adopt technology that will increase operation productivity. Such move is due to part of the efforts to make the industry manpower-lean.
Licensed companies with existing contracts in Singapore for licensed waste management, cleaning and building owners will be eligible for the grant. Which the company can receive up to 50% of the qualifying cost up to $250,000 per company.
This is also to help out the current challenges faced by cleaning sector as the average age of workers is 60. Thus, technology will make their jobs less challenging. For more info visit Straits Time.