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GOVT PAYING EMPLOYERS TO HIRE UNEMPLOYED S'POREANS A SHORT-TERM SOLUTION THAT WILL HARM SG IN LONG RUN

Singaporean professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) who have been out of job for 2 years can now apply for a new National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) scheme, which will place them with employers for structured on-the-job training.

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S'POREAN IT GRAD: I AM THE LOWEST PAID EMPLOYEE IN MY MNC

Of the Singaporeans in my company, I had the lowest salary but did the most hands on job of building the software. The rest, foreigners, earn more than me. There were only 2 other foreigners earning the same pay scale as me but as they no need to pay CPF, they get the full amount plus employer contribution in cash. There are female sinkies who are YOUNGER than me but earn at least 1k more than me.

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INDIAN FT COLLEAGUE SAYS S'POREAN ENGLISH IS NOT UP TO STANDARD?

Just want to ask the opinion of everyone. I am working for a multinational company in the banking sector. So unfortunately I have to deal with a lot of foreign colleagues in my office, who are obviously soooo much better than Singaporeans for some reason that I can't understand. But never mind that.

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MEDIA MNC HIRES FOREIGNERS FROM AROUND THE WORLD BUT ONLY FEW S'POREANS

I recently been dating a hongkee girl working in an MNC here. She is nice and everything but I really enjoyed our time together. Unfortunately, she will be leaving in a few weeks time but the main part of the story is the company she works at. This hongkee girl works for a very famous media MNC with a branch in Singapore. I have been to her company to visit her once or twice to do some romantic surprises for her, but what I discovered made me very worried.

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WHY S'POREAN PMETS WITH HIGH QUALIFICATIONS END UP AS TAXI DRIVERS?

It is a phenomenon that I have witnessed in the past few years. During my frequent taxi rides, I will chit chat with the cab drivers and to my astonishment , I realised many have very high qualifications and were working in very senior positions before becoming cab drivers.

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MSM REPORTS ON WHY PMETS ARE JOBLESS, BUT REFUSES TO MENTION FOREIGNERS COMPETING FOR LOCAL JOBS

According to the Straits Times article “Highly trained, middle-aged and out of work” (Jul 20) – “Fifty-seven per cent of Singaporeans and permanent residents who lose their jobs are able to find a job within six months, according to the Manpower Ministry. For professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs), however, the proportion was below average at 49 per cent for the same time period.”

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TAN CHUAN JIN: DOUBLE-SHIFT TAXI DRIVERS MAKE $5,933 A MONTH

In response to a question in parliament yesterday, Minister of Manpower Tan Chuan Jin replied that the average income of taxi drivers in 2014 was S$3,173 for single shift drivers, and S$5,933 for a double-shift drivers. Tampines MP Irene Ng Phek Hoong had asked what was the average annual salary of taxi drivers in Singapore, and about the numbers and educational qualifications of taxi drivers.

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