Adjust foreign labour quotas
According to the Straits Times news report “Expert: Adjust foreign labour quotas for some sectors” (Jun 10) – “adjusting foreign labour quotas to allow certain sectors to hire more foreign workers would help firms meet demand, rake in more revenue and possibly help raise labour productivity in the long run”.
Employers can have 100% “non-Singaporeans” workforce?
Can an employer still employ a 100 per cent non-Singaporean workforce?
Example of Service Sector employer
Here’s an illustrative example of how this may still be the case in the service sector.
Permanent residents (PRs) – 75 employees
S-pass – 15
PRC – 8
Malaysians/NAS (Taiwan, South Korea, Macau, Hong Kong) – 27
Employment pass – 5
Letter of consent (foreign spouse) – 5
Foreign university intern – 5
TOTAL: 140 employees
(Note: Employment pass, letter of consent and foreign university interns are not counted for the purpose of calculating the foreign workers’ quota)
348,654 new PRs
In this connection, 348,654 new PRs were granted from 2007 to 2014.
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