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LOCALS STRUGGLE TO FIND JOBS BUT FOREIGNERS LIVE HIGH LIVES, WHAT IS OUR GVT DOING?

A netizen airs his frustration about the government's import of foreigners not just for menial jobs but for professional jobs that Singaporeans themselves want to do. He came across local ITE students who cannot find jobs and have to work as car washers. It seems like Singaporeans are now relegated to the lower end of the employment spectrum?

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PAP MINISTER PROMISES TO CONCLUDE INDIA CECA AGREEMENT, MORE FOREIGN TALENTS INCOMING?

Despite widespread misgivings among S'poreans at the effects of the CECA with India, primarily revolving around the clause recognising the qualifications of Indian nationals in 127 professions opening the door for them to work here, the PAP is going ahead to conclude the Agreement with the south Asian giant. The aforesaid clause has already been implemented in certain PMET sectors such as banking and this has resulted in an influx of foreign Indian nationals into the foreign banks to the extent that places like MBFC and CBP have been renamed by locals as Mumbai Financial Centre and Chennai Business Park.

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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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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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SURBANA RETRENCHES STAFF BUT SAYS IT'S A "PERFORMANCE REVIEW"

I refer to the article “Dozens Surbana staff lose their jobs” (Straits Times, Jan 14). It states that “Temasek Holdings-owned infrastructure consultant Surbana Jurong has terminated the employment of a number of employees as part of a performance management review, The Straits Times has learnt.

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