International Business & Economy 49,000 foreign jobs vs 500 local jobs?

49,000 foreign jobs vs 500 local jobs?

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By: Leong Sze Hian

I refer to the article “Private school graduates find it harder to land jobs: Poll” (Straits Times, Sep 24). It states that “Only 58 per cent of the fresh graduates who had no prior working experience found full-time jobs within six months of completing their studies. Another 21 per cent managed to find only part-time or contract work.”

In the last 18 months from January 2015 to June 2016 – employment change was 49,000 foreign jobs against only 500 jobs for locals.

With an average of 20,000 new citizens and 30,000 new PRs granted per year – how many of the “locals” jobs went to Singaporeans?

To what extent has our liberal foreign labour policies contributed to the employment woes of our Singaporean graduates and Singaporean workers in general?

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