Tag Archives: Foreign Talents

Singaporeans Potentially Losing Job Opportunities To FTs Due To Lack Of “Professional” Certifications

A netizen shared a personal story where his friend was not shortlisted for a PMET "middle management" job. The netizen had introduced his friend to apply for his company's job opening, but was surprised to learn why he did not make the cut. When the netizen went to look up the LinkedIn profile of the new hire, the person turned out to be a foreigner who had the PMP® (Project Management Professional) Certification. Could Singaporeans be losing out job opportunities to FTs because we lack the relevant "professional" certifications?

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Netizens Unconvinced By Heng Swee Keat Saying Bilateral Agreements Have Not Jeopardised Singaporeans’ Job Opportunities

At a 23 Aug 2020 virtual event organised by East Coast grassroots advisers, Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Heng Swee Keat responded to criticisms that free trade agreements (FTAs) or Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreements (CECA) had caused Singaporeans to lose out in job opportunities. He warned that such statements about Singapore signing away jobs protection for Singaporeans were "totally false." Despite his attempt to convince naysayers, many netizens were in disbelief and some even wanted concrete proof for his statements.

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YouTube Channel Teaches About SPass And EPass Employment

A YouTube Channel to share everything about Singapore has caught the attention of many local netizens. The Channel aims to make Singapore "feel like a home" to its viewers by answering all queries about Singapore such as travel, work and things to do here. Netizens have voiced concerned about Singaporeans losing jobs and reducing income amid the pandemic. With this YouTuber encouraging more FTs to seek employment here and the supposed facilitation by CECA, Singaporeans worry that they will have to struggle for PMET jobs vacancies.

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Bangladeshi FTs Eyeing Return Home, As SG Suffers From Covid19

The fear is inherent on the Bangladeshis, as they often live in crowded, cramped conditions - and their families thousands of miles away who want them to return home. So, as most consider their stay in Singapore, a question does need answering. With the potential exodus of the Bangladeshi workers, with many of them working in the construction industry, will the industry then be affected with a lower number of workforce? A very big lesson here to not be overly reliant on foreigners to fill jobs. When the shit hits the fan many of them will want to go back to their country, as evidenced by this CNA report.

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HOW MANY JOBS ACTUALLY WENT TO SINGAPOREANS? DISCRIMINATION AGAINST SGREANS?

The persistent view that “foreigners are here to take away our jobs” is due to employers in some segments not giving fair consideration to the recruitment and development of local manpower, he added” – how do we explain the startling statistics that the employment change for the two years from 2015 to 2016 was 11,400 jobs to locals against 37,300 to foreigners? 2015-16: 60,000 new PRs, 40,000 new citizens? Also, with an estimated 60,000 new PRs and 40,000 new citizens granted in the two years from 2015 to 2016 – how many of the 11,400 locals’ jobs went to Singaporeans?

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ARE FOREIGNERS GETTING CITIZENSHIP TOO EASILY?

I do not believe the arrogance which I have seen from the comments or actions from various FTs in Singapore over the past few years, the insults and humiliation on our people (Singaporeans) , although its considered as only a handful of them. I know many of us still reckon that most FTs are pretty reasonable and kind to us Singaporeans, we know from posts that foreign migrants doing good deeds which helped our country and our citizens.

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I AM NOT XENOPHOBIC, I JUST LOVE SINGAPOREANS MORE

Everywhere on the island is now much more crowded than before. Uncouth and anti-social behaviours by foreigners are more evident. The general level of cleanliness around the city has also dropped. General service standard and productivity have also dropped noticeably. Beyond the physical deterioration, I have also observed a disturbing trend emerging. Singaporeans are being pushed out of the labour market by unfair practices across all job-levels. Blue-collared workers have their wages depressed and in some cases, even employment denied because the foreigner foreman chose his own countrymen over a deserving Singaporean worker. Entry and mid-level white-collared workers are denied deserving job-promotions and career-advancement opportunities because of unfair advantages that their foreigners colleagues enjoyed.

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