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?

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