Unemployment

Local Fresh Graduates Face Bleak Future Due To Govt Policy On Importing Foreign Talent

The government claims that it is those jobs that Singaporeans do not want to do which are replaced by foreigners. They claim that it is those tech-specific jobs that Singaporeans cannot do. Really? You mean no Singaporean in my company would love to be the GM of a new department? You mean that all the young students in polytechnics and universities cannot be trained to have tech skills for a digital Singapore?

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IRONIC THAT COMCARE HELPED LESS HOUSEHOLDS DESPITE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN

Our contributor questions the decrease in number of households receiving financial aid despite the increase in unemployment and economic downturn. What's going on? Is the Government doing enough to help those who are needy but do not fall under Comcare's criteria?

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FAMILY UNABLE TO PAY CONSERVANCY CHARGES, HAS TO PAY EVEN MORE PENALTY FEES INSTEAD

A family struggling with unemployment has been unable to pay their Service and Conservancy charges. Instead of helping them, the Town Council billed them massive penalty and legal fees amounting to $970 - this amount is even higher than the actual conservancy charge they had to pay!

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HOW MANY JOBS ACTUALLY WENT TO UNEMPLOYED BORN AND BRED SINGAPOREANS?

In 2016, employment growth was 10,700 for locals and 5,700 for foreigners. In 2015, employment growth was 700 for locals and 31,600 for foreigners. About 35 per cent (estimated) of the total undergraduate and graduate student enrollment in our public universities are non-Singaporeans. Most of the foreign students are required to stay and work after their graduation for at least three years.

Why do we allow practically anyone in the world to come as tourists – apply for jobs and stay when they find one? On the average – 30,000 new permanent residents (PRs) and new citizens have been granted per year.

If it is still the average of 20,000 new citizens and 30,000 new PRs a year – does it mean that the estimated number of new citizens and new PRs granted from 2007 to 2016, may be about 194,000 and 409,000, respectively? As there were only 10,700 locals’ jobs’ growth last year – if the new PRs and new citizens granted last year was also about 30,000 and 20,000, respectively – how many of the 10,700 locals’ jobs went to Singaporeans?

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