Tag: foreign talent

Business Times: Threat of losing more jobs due to Covid-19 “far graver issue” than foreign workforce 

Singapore—Many have expressed concerns over foreign workers in Singapore, which was already an issue even before the coronavirus pandemic. Worries over the job security of PMETs (Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians) especially those no longer in their first youth, have abounded, along with concerns with...

Quality, not quantity, key when it comes to global talent in Singapore — Chan Chun Sing

Chan Chun Sing (FB screengrab)
Singapore—In a webinar on Tuesday night (September 8), Chan Chun Sing, Singapore’s Minister of Trade and Industry, said that staying open to top international talent is vital in achieving the country’s aim of being an international business hub. Mr Chan acknowledged that the issue...

Is the landscape changing for expat jobs in Singapore?

Singapore has always had the distinction of being one of the top destinations for global talent seeking career advancement and a fantastic quality of life. Besides being one of the world's cleanest cities, it offers the unique appeal of the exciting hustle and bustle...

Lim Tean starts petition to abolish CECA; to be submitted to Parliament

Singapore – Opposition People’s Voice (PV) leader Lim Tean started a petition calling for the abolishment of the CECA (Singapore-India Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement), urging the government to return the 'S$2,400-jobs' to Singaporeans first. Mr Lim has described CECA, the free trade agreement between Singapore...

Salary criteria for Employment and S Passes to be raised; public asks why not for local workforce first

Singapore – In response to the Ministry of Manpower’s announcement that the salary criteria for Employment and S Passes would be raised, the public questioned why the same couldn’t be applied for the local workforce first. Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo announced on Wednesday (August...

When Singaporeans are unemployed but foreigners have jobs: “It’s not xenophobia”

Singapore -- Opposition Peoples Voice leader Lim Tean, commenting on Facebook on the issue of foreigners being employed when there were Singaporeans who were jobless, has cited a human resource expert as saying that the unbalanced ratio should not be tagged as xenophobia but...

Public responds to S’pore’s reliance on foreign workers, saying it’s all about salary

Singapore – The public expressed their voice regarding the ongoing issue of Singapore's reliance on foreign workers and foreign talents, saying it all boils down to money. According to a channelnewsasia.com report published on Tuesday (June 9), it has been difficult for businesses to acquire...

Netizens weigh in on jobs for foreign workers and locals

Singapore – In response to a comment on a social media post regarding Foreign Workers (FWs) and Foreign Talent who are Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs), members from the online community shared their opinions on the matter, saying FWs are needed while the...

Chan Chun Sing: Foreign talent important because deep tech is the linchpin for future economy

Singapore—In Parliament on Monday, September 2, Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing said that although the issue of bringing in more foreign talent is a delicate one, the country should not adopt an “inward-looking, protectionist approach” either. Mr Chan acknowledged that because of employment...

Minister Chan: Singapore must be open to skilled foreign talent in tech

Singapore — In his speech in Parliament on Monday (Sept 2), Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing expressed the need for Singapore to be open to accommodating highly skilled tech professionals in the fields of artificial intelligence and cyber security. Singapore cannot afford...