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WEBSITE CLAIMS TO HIRE FOREIGNERS AT $0 COSTS TO COMPANY

I came across this advertisement by a website that claims it can hire foreigners from China, India etc at $0 cost to the company. I hope you can share this photo because this kind of thing that is spoiling the job market for Singaporeans. Just think how easy it is for companies to hire foreigners now, there is even companies willing to do this F.O.C.! CCB!

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PUNITIVE LEVIES SHOULD BE IMPOSED ON WORK PASSES IN SG

I think the time has come that punitive levies (Min S$1.5K) are levied on foreigners working in singapore, this mean people on Q1 pass, s pass, x-pass and any other passes. The reason for this is simply because if you are foreigner working on a pass, employers do not have to pay CPF contribution for the foreign employee. This in turn distorts the labour market and put locals at a serious disadvantage, but by putting putting punitive levies on them, the playing field will be levelled.

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COMPANY OFFERS $1.7K SALARY TO SINKIE BECAUSE FT IS CHEAPER

She says that if I will not accept $1600, she will call up the other candidate. I tried to bargain up the offer to $1800 but she wouldn't even entertain. I know from the interview that the other candidate is an FT who is willing to accept $1700. He does not even need to deduct CPF. If I don't have to deduct CPF I would gladly accept $1700 as a take home pay loh, please lah.

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97% OF SINGAPOREANS WOULD LEAVE SINGAPORE FOR OVERSEAS JOBS

According to a poll conducted by recruiting firm Hays, 97% of Singaporeans would leave Singapore to work overseas if given the opportunity — the biggest proportion in Asia. 85% would leave for better job opportunities, career development or exposure. 12% would leave for lifestyle factors.

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China acts to stem glut of uni graduates

A key reason for the white-collar glut and blue-collar shortfall, analysts say, is the unfettered expansion of universities since 1999. That year, China had 848,000 graduates from 1,071 universities, of which 474 were vocational colleges and 597 normal universities, known as benke yuanxiao. In 2012, the number grew to 6.2 million graduates from some 2,400 universities, of which 1,300 were vocational colleges and 1,100 normal universities. The expansion of university spots led many students to pursue senior high, instead of vocational high school like Ms Wu did, causing the number of such schools to plummet.

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