Get set for job disruption


ST ILLUSTRATION : ADAM LEE Mr Khaw Boon Wan is the man of the moment for having taken on the troubled transport portfolio in the new Cabinet line-up and well deserves the admiration heaped on him.

There is, however, another mobility issue as deserving of attention – social mobility. As economic growth slows, inequality sets in and breakthroughs in technology disrupt an ever-growing spectrum of jobs, a key challenge for Singapore is how to ensure good jobs for people of different ages, abilities and needs.

As a born and bred Singaporean, I have long known unemployment as a concept but not […]