Over 1,000 companies have signed up for the Work-Life Grant which provides funding and incentives for companies to offer flexible work arrangements for employees, said Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo in Parliament on Tuesday (Oct 3).

Ms Teo, who is also Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, said that implementing such flexible work arrangements is one main way to support working mothers during pregnancy and parenthood. Under the Work-Life Grant, companies can get up to S$160,000 over four years, she said.

Ms Teo was responding to a question from MP for Nee Soon GRC Louis Ng on whether MOM will consider setting up a grant that companies can apply for to partially offset their cost of hiring one temporary staff member for each female employee entering their second trimester of pregnancy until their employee’s child turns two years old.

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