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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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ANGMOH WOMAN RELATES HOW EASY IT IS TO GET JOBS IN SG

This is a vlog of a Brit woman ("The Vintage Vision") who followed her boyfriend to live in Singapore - https://youtu.be/wjUzl3YLjzk ("What's It Like To Live in Singapore. In the video from 3:35-4:36, she tells the world how easy it is for a foreigner like her to get a job within TWO months of coming to Singapore without any prior preparations.

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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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WHY IS CERTIS CISCO OUTSOURCING S’PORE SECURITY TO FOREIGNERS?

With the recent news that our security firm, Certis Cisco will be employing foreign talents from Taiwan, I am appalled and unhappy with it, talking about Certis, they handle many sensitive and confidential assignments that shouldn't be revealed to others, and with the fact that they are employing foreigners, aren't they putting our country's security at sake and our government didn't step up to say anything about it?

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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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PAP MINISTERS SAY PLENTY OF JOBS CREATED BUT HOW MANY JOBS FOR S’POREANS?

I refer to the article “More jobs being created, new programmes to match workers: Swee Say” (Straits Times, Oct 22). It states that “Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say yesterday assured Singaporeans that there is continuing creation of jobs in the country. He is the third government leader in two days to stress the availability of jobs amid news of rising layoffs and a slowing economy.

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NUS STUDENTS WORRIED GLOBAL GRADE INFLATION WILL AFFECT THEIR FUTURE JOB PROSPECTS

"The mean reported GPA for Harvard University's class of 2015 is 3.64, just below an A-" - The Harvard Crimson "The average CAP at NUS is about 3.4, which is approximately a B" - NUS Provost Blog This raises a serious issue for NUS students - with the heavy grade inflation from all the world's top universities, we have seen many companies impose a minimum expected academic grade of a Second Upper Honours or Magna Cum Laude equivalent for job applicants. how are we expected to compete fairly with these applicants?

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