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GOVT APPOINTS FOREIGN HR AGENCY TO HELP S'POREANS FIND JOBS

I refer to the article “2nd foreign agency starts work to help PMETs in job search” (Straits Times, Jun 13). It states that “It is the second foreign job-placement agency appointed by the Government under a two-year pilot scheme. The first agency, Ingeus, started operations in April.”

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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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STOP FOREIGNERS STEALING OUR JOBS, AND SINGAPORE CAN BE GREAT AGAIN

Singapore can become great again if there is a reduction in foreigners coming here to steal jobs from locals. For sustainable progress, a country must invest in its own citizens and not just encourage employers to import cheap foreigners from third world countries whenever they want to maximize their profits. Employers who betray their fellow countrymen should be penalized with disincentives. Globalization is failing all around the world and we are seeing many Western countries turn away from the cheap labour and diversity at all costs approach. They are now becoming more attentive to the needs of their own citizens. Likewise, Singapore must adapt or become irrelevant.

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11,000 RESIDENTS IN THE NORTH EAST ARE OUT OF JOBS?

The numbers given were actualy an estimated 11,000 out-of-work PMETs out of 860,000 residents. While if we look at percentages, this only represent 1% of the total residents in the North East, but if we were to look at real numbers, then this is shocking.

11,000 Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians that are jobless. Are there really going to be 11,000 out there available for these out of job PMET? Just why are the numbers that high?

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NO MORE JOB SECURITY, FIRMS NOW OFFER JOBS ON CONTRACT BASIS

A survey done recently by HR experts Michael Page revealed that almost 70%of companies in Singapore hire PMET on a contract basis. In fact, about 80% of companies surveyed indicated that they are moving towards contractual hire, rather than a lifetime job offer. What this means is that it is no longer your decision if you want to leave a company after a few years, but it is the company's decision if they want to renew your contract after the first one runs out.

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HIGHLY QUALIFIED S'POREAN PMET APPLIED FOR 1000 JOBS OPENINGS BUT REJECTED BY ALL

I was retrenched from my last job in October 2014. From then till now I have applied over 1000 jobs, both in public and private, but only saw rejection. I have been unemployed for 8 months. My dream job was to be a Vice Principal (Administration) with MOE. However, I have always been rejected time and again even despite my MP’s assistance. I surpass the irrequirements by leaps and bounds. I have 12 years experience in senior management and administration and I have been working in the education sector for 8 years.

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PERSONALISED EMPLOYMENT PASS FOR FOREIGNERS CREATES FIERCER COMPETITION WITH LOCALS?

If you are an unemployed or under-employed PMET, I think you may face even harder times going forward, as some of the current 12,000 PEPs may be willing to and under pressure to work for lesser pay in order to remain in Singapore under an Employment Pass or S-Pass, as the 31 December, 2014 deadline approaches for them to qualify under PEP at an annual salary of $144,000 against the current $34,000.

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PROOF THAT PAP ALLOWS FOREIGNERS TO SNATCH PMET JOBS!

To those of you who keep voting PAP because they are doing a good job, better listen carefully! When PAP say foreigners are here to create jobs for us or they are here to do the jobs Singaporeans don't want to do, are you sure that's the truth? This picture is the truth. Foreign workers are now allowed to openly apply for manager, associate and other PMET jobs openly in Singapore.

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PMET USED TO EARN $15K NOW STRUGGLING AS TAXI DRIVER!

So I was willing to downgrade and even start much lower so that I could try and get back a life. I used most of the $5,000 ($4,000 after CPF) to repay my debts and also to feed my family, but once made redundant again, I had no more income and could not make any repayments and or any other significant financial contribution. So I immediately got a Real Estate Agent license from CEA and also a taxi vocational license to enable me to bring in some income. However sir, I am now working almost 15 hours a day every day just to be able to feed my family and also to repay some of the more priority debts likes power and gas and marketing and so on.

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