The coronavirus pandemic will intensify competition for white-collar jobs, says Singapore minister

  • Competition for white-collar jobs will become more intense after the coronavirus pandemic showed that a lot of work can be done over the internet, said Singapore’s Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing.
  • “The jobs that can be done over the internet can be done anywhere in the world and because of this, white-collar jobs will no longer have the geographical insulation it used to have,” Chan said during a panel discussion moderated by CNBC’s Nancy Hungerford at the virtual Singapore Summit.
  • To support an economy that’s been hit by the pandemic, the Singapore government is focusing on preserving and creating jobs in industries with good growth prospects, said Chan.



a group of people standing in front of a crowd: Office workers wearing face masks during lunch time in the central business district in Singapore.


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Office workers wearing face masks during lunch time in the central business district in Singapore.

SINGAPORE — Competition for white-collar jobs will become more intense after the coronavirus pandemic showed that a lot of work

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