SINGAPORE – Employers will find it easier to get financial help for trying out flexible work arrangements from July this year, as part of a Government bid to better help women achieve both career and family aspirations.
A scheme which funds companies so they can help groups such as mothers get back to work, will be enhanced and extended beyond its expiry date this month, said Mrs Josephine Teo, Second Minister for Manpower, on Sunday (March 4).
“Women should not have to choose between full-time work and zero- time. To help companies provide more working options in between, I am happy to announce that we will extend and enhance the Work-Life Grant, which is due to expire in March 2018,” she said in Mandarin at an International Women’s Day event organised by the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
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