In total, 15, 580 workers were laid off in 2015, an increase from 12, 930 in 2014 and the most since 2010. MOM also revealed that Singaporeans and permanent residents were less likely than foreigners to be laid off. The bulk (65%) of residents who were made redundant last year were those aged 40 and over.
Professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) were also more vulnerable to being laid off last year, with 8,550 laid off last year, up from 6,530 in 2014.
PMETs being more vulnerable to redundancy largely reflected the higher redundancies in manufacturing, professional services and financial services, MOM said.
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