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Singapore seeks to stay competitive by retraining entire workforce

PayPal and Microsoft partner with national 'reskilling' program

Singapore has offered midcareer training opportunities through the SkillsFuture program since 2014.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE/TOKYO -- Caught between a declining birthrate and a rising anti-immigrant sentiment, Singapore has decided to retrain its own citizens for tech jobs that are expected to drive the country's growth.

Gangadevi Balakrishnan, a software engineer, owes her current position at PayPal to the government's reskilling program.

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