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About 98% of PMETs in Singapore were offered re-employment in 2022 and 2023: MOM

About 98% of PMETs in Singapore were offered re-employment in 2022 and 2023: MOM

The ministry said it does not collect PMET-specific data on why workers are not offered re-employment.

In 2022 and 2023, about 98% of professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) in Singapore were offered re-employment.

Addressing a Parliamentary query on the statistics surrounding PMET re-employment, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) has clarified that data prior to 2022 is not available; data was initially not broken down by PMET and non-PMET. The ministry added that it also does not collect PMET-specific data on why workers are not offered re-employment.

However, amongst all senior workers who were not offered re-employment in 2023, eight in 10 did not want to continue working. The rest were not offered re-employment either due to:

  • lack of suitable vacancies,
  • employees did not meet work performance requirements, or
  • employees did not meet requirements on medical fitness.

MOM assured that it monitors the re-employment rate of eligible seniors annually.

"The re-employment rate for eligible senior workers has remained consistently high since the introduction of the re-employment policy in 2012 and does not vary much year to year. Where relevant, we will consider highlighting noteworthy trends in our annual publications."

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