1/12/2007

70% of jobs to foreigners!!!???

CNA News dated 11 January 2007. SINGAPORE: Middle class wages have been stagnant in the past 5 years, according to economists, and this could lead to social instability. These concerns were shared at the annual Institute of Policy Studies Singapore Perspectives conference.... 123, 000 jobs were created last year and economists estimate some 70 percent of these jobs went to foreigners.... Whoever came out with this figure better be prepared to be challenged. Maybe also prepare a letter of apology.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHat's the definition of foreigner ? Is PR considered foreigner or local ? If the 70% includes PR, then they're going to get their ass kicked because according to the government PR = local.

Anonymous said...

nothing new, only the government has been denying it for as long as I know.

Anonymous said...

Oh dear, heads will roll unless they have their facts right.

redbean said...
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redbean said...

where did these academics get the figures from? are the figures reliable?

LUI said...

I THINK ITS NOT ACCURATE.
IM A FOREIGNER WITH A REPUTABLE BACKGROUND IN SHIPPING AND YET I HAVE NOT BEEN GRANTED A SINGLE JOB INTERVIEW.
I HAVE MY EPEC AND IVE BEEN HERE FOR ALMOST A MONTH. EMPLOYERS WOULD ALWAYS SAY THAT THEY NEED SINGAPOREAN OR PR.

redbean said...

hi lui,

welcome to the blog. this is a new perspective coming from a FT. the current situation is that for any professional or managerial position, there will be hundreds of applications, from both LT and FT.

some have written hundreds of letters and waited for several months before they get an interview. it is quite competitive out there.

keep trying. wish you luck in your search.

cheers.