Employment

MAN FACES 2 YRS JAIL, 6 STROKES OF THE CANE FOR ATTEMPTING TO STAB PREGNANT WOMAN

A 30 year old man was sentenced to 2 years jail and 6 strokes of the cane for attempting to stab and rob a pregnant woman. He was motivated by anger as he had lost his job that day. He took a 13cm-long knife from home and barged into a mini mart at Tampines St 41 with the intention of robbing the cashier. He was however scared off by the screaming pregnant woman and a shop assistant who was thankfully there to help. The pregnant woman was unharmed.

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ELDERLY CLEANER TERMINATED AFTER TAKING 1 DAY MC

Mr Isah, 55 years old, is a father to three children. His youngest child, 20 years old, has just finished his education and will be enlisting into National Service this August. Mr Isah suffers from kidney failure, diabetes, hypertension and high blood pressure.

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LOCAL PMET JOBS ADVERTISED ON FOREIGN JOB PORTALS, WHERE IS OUR PRIORITY?

A friend who has been unemployed for more than a year, after being laid off by a multi-national company (MNC) in Singapore despite sending more than a hundred applications alerted me to a job posting for IT applications analyst that was also posted on an Indonesian jobstreet website. Such PMET jobs should only be posted in the National Jobs Bank to give Singaporeans priority. So far, there are already 53 applicants (21 foreign and 32 local).

The consistent rhetoric in the media that PMET IT jobs are the fastest growing jobs sector and that there is a severe shortage of Singaporeans to fill the jobs available do not seem to connect with the reality on the ground, that as I understand it – many unemployed Singaporean PMET IT professionals are facing. For those who have more information and experience on this issue – please share. What are your thoughts on the above?

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SG COMPANIES NOT HIRING MID-40'S, DESTINED TO BE TAXI DRIVER

I am a mid-40s man, with a normal Singapore family size of a wife and three school-going kids. I was earning quite comfortably to get through life in Singapore without having to worry about my family's financial stability every month. Now that i had been retrenched, i was given a sum of money as compensation, that will probably get through my family for the next four months.

But after that, I am worried. How am I and my family going to survive? I have been applying for jobs, but it seems like companies in Singapore only want to higher younger people. What about people like me? Those in their fourties, too early to think about retirement, but deemed too old for companies that are actively looking for hires. Am I destined to become a Grab / Uber / Taxi driver?

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SCHEME TO CUT RELIANCE ON FOREIGN MANPOWER NOT WORKING AS ADVERTISED?

I refer to the article “‘Encouraging’ response to scheme for SMEs to cut foreign manpower reliance: MOM”. This update comes a year after the Lean Enterprise Development (LED) programme was introduced in October 2015. Speaking to about 600 employers at the inaugural LED symposium on Thursday, Mr Lim said the responses from SMEs in the past year have been “constructive and encouraging”. If the response to the scheme has been “encouraging” and also “while strengthening the Singaporean core” – why is it that in the last 18 months from January 2015 to June 2016 – employment change was 49,000 foreign jobs against only 500 jobs for locals?

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MILLIONAIRE MINISTER ONG YE KUNG TALKS COCK ABT JOB CREATION FOR S'POREANS

Khaw used to be top on the talking cock list but younger aspirants like Minister Ong Ye Kung seems to have mastered the art in double quick time. In a recent talking cock session to an audience of mostly students from SUTD, Ong uses an analogy of the “world as an airport” and says our economy has to be more than a “control tower”: it has to become a “runway” where ideas are conceived, business plans are developed, and products and services eventually launched.

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