Economy and Jobs

            To empower every Singaporean to have lifelong employability in a more competitive economy amidst an uncertain world.

The global economy is changing rapidly. Singapore’s economy will also undergo fast-paced change, which creates both opportunities and anxiety for workers. With these fast-evolving operating models and technological advancements, we must be prepared to adapt in order to thrive. The Government will continue to build a strong and vibrant economy, so as to create good jobs for Singaporeans. Together we will create a society of opportunities, where we invest in all Singaporeans, not just at the beginning, but at every phase throughout their lives. 

To deliver such opportunities and assurances, the Empower Pillar will explore how we, as a society, may:

• Strengthen our local businesses to create good jobs and opportunities for Singaporeans

• Groom local talents to seize leadership opportunities

• Support multiple pathways of career progress and give Singaporeans the ability to take charge of their career health

• Support our people to remain resilient and adaptable, and help them bounce back from setbacks 

• Provide peace of mind in retirement for all, with greater support for the vulnerable

All of us have a part to play in shaping the economy and society we want to see: A society where every profession is valued, and every worker accorded dignity and respect. A society where Government, unions, and employers come together to maximise our people’s potential.

Pillar leads:
Pillar Leads: 1. Tan See Leng, Minister for Manpower & Second Minister for Trade and Industry 2. Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Manpower & Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment 3. Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress


Participation Opportunities

Empower Questionnaire

Have your voice heard as we empower every worker with opportunities and assurance throughout life.


Forward Singapore: Delivering on opportunities and assurance for Singaporeans throughout life

Forward Singapore: Delivering on opportunities and assurance for Singaporeans throughou...

Minister for Manpower Tan See Leng and NTUC Secretary General Ng Chee Meng spent time with professionals, managers, and ...


02 Nov 2022

Opening Remarks by Minister Tan See Leng for Dialogue with PMEs and Forward SG Empower Pillar Media Event

Press Release
02 Nov 2022

Forward Singapore: Empowering Singaporeans to Build a Society of Opportunities Together