Singapore said it will support companies that hire new local workers in the next six months under a programme that is aimed at boosting the domestic workforce during the pandemic.The government plans to disburse S$1 billion (US$733 million) to encourage companies to “bring forward their hiring plans”, the manpower ministry said in a statement on Friday. The jobs must pay a gross monthly wage of at least S$1,400 (US$1,025), and a company’s incentive will be reduced if existing employees leave,…