FOREIGN WORKERS

The issue is not foreign talent but transparency in the process

DBS was last week named world's best bank - the third consecutive year it has received such accolade. It was thus more than a little ironic that in the same week, its chief executive Piyush Gupta...

Construction companies struggle to get back on track amid Covid-19 pandemic

While some bigger firms had resources to tide over the circuit breaker and prepare for reopening, smaller firms are facing the financial squeeze of not having enough work and yet having to pay...

5,280 Singaporeans retrenched in first half of 2020

IN THE first half of 2020, 5,280 Singaporeans were retrenched, said Manpower Minister Josephine Teo in Parliament on Friday, during a sitting which saw multiple Members of Parliament raising...

400 firms on watchlist for foreign hiring practices, but not productive to name: Josephine Teo

ABOUT 400 companies are on the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) watchlist for reasons related to foreign hiring practices, but it would be counter-productive to name these firms instead of...

Have sector-specific EP salaries and stricter penalties to ensure fair consideration: MPs

MORE sector-specific qualifying salaries for foreign professionals and stricter penalties could help ensure fair treatment of Singaporean jobseekers, Members of Parliament suggested on Monday.

Singapore businesses alarmed by growing protectionist calls

BUSINESSES are growing wary of what may seem like protectionist suggestions to keep the Singaporean core in professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) jobs, which some say could backfire in the...

Singapore seeks 'quality' labour in new foreign worker rules: Chan Chun Sing

[SINGAPORE] Singapore will remain "open and connected" as a financial hub even as it tightens restrictions on foreign workers to protect local jobs amid the recovery from the coronavirus pandemic...

Singapore expat jobs under threat in recession, local hire push

[SINGAPORE] Singapore has long been the city of choice for Western expats wanting an easy entree into Asia. Clean, efficient, with low tax rates, it's often seen as rivalling Hong Kong, especially...

Foreign workers: Boon or bane to Singapore?

FOREIGN labour issues experience a certain periodicity in the local news cycle, typically peaking nearing general elections before fading (albeit incompletely) into the background after. The...

Singtel Dash partners Ezra to offer migrant workers extra airtime credit

DASH, the mobile payments platform of Singapore Telecommunications (Singtel), is partnering global aid initiative Ezra to help migrant workers in Singapore stay connected to their families by giving...

384 dormitories declared cleared of Covid-19 virus: MOM

THE Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Tuesday that 384 more dormitories have been cleared of the novel coronavirus.