Foreign Workers

Why Singapore turns to foreign talent

On 30 July, the Singaporean government announced that it would be starting a new programme to get more foreigners to work in Singapore. The programme removes any quota limitation for an Employment Pass (EP).

3 May 2020
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Singapore Reports Record Jump In Virus Infections

Singapore late Thursday reported a record jump in coronavirus cases, most of them linked to packed dormitories housing foreign workers, as it battled a second wave of infections.The affluent city-state had initially been held as a gold standard in the global fight against the COVID-19 disease, but a surge in the number of cases has left the government scrambling to contain the spread.The Ministry of Health reported 728 new cases as of midday Thursday - the biggest rise in a single day - bring

17 April 2020
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Singapore is getting 4.0 ready

Singapore’s Education Minister Ong Ye Kung revealed last year that the government there intends to bring in foreign talent in areas critical to Industry 4.0. Ong said that meanwhile, the country will work on rebalancing its education system to meet future demand.

29 May 2019
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Skills shortages may hit Singapore hard

Singapore has attracted high-tech manufacturers with incentives and a well-educated workforce, but growing demand for highly skilled labour, combined with limits on numbers of foreign workers may mean a tougher path ahead.The city-state is a major producer of products ranging from aircraft engines to medical equipment and oil rigs, and top firms such as Rolls-Royce and German industrial conglomerate Siemens have operations there.British appliance pioneer Dyson will open its first electric car

11 May 2019
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From tourist to illegal worker

Indonesia is hoping to attract 3.5 million Chinese tourists to visit various tourist destinations in the country this year. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya expressed optimism that the target of 3.5 million Chinese tourist arrivals for 2019 would be achieved after the ministry designated Singapore as a hub for the Indonesian tourism market."Our weakness is that we do not have many direct flights.

12 April 2019
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When visitors become workers

Recent reports have revealed that Indonesia is hoping to attract 3.5 million Chinese tourists to visit various tourist destinations in the country next year. Tourism Minister Arief Yahya expressed optimism that the target of 3.5 million Chinese tourist arrivals for 2019 would be achieved after the ministry designated Singapore as a hub for the Indonesian tourism market."Our weakness is that we do not have many direct flights.

19 December 2018
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Skills crunch slows Jokowi's plans

As Indonesia’s Joko Widodo bids for a second term, a skills shortage that’s leaving millions locked out of higher-paid jobs is weighing on his quest to develop the economy.It’s a stark challenge, according to the nation’s investment board chief Tom Lembong, who illustrated its scale by describing a conversation with the local partner to a Chinese company backing a US$5 billion industrial park in Central Sulawesi.“The local partner told us they posted jobs for 500 positions," Lembong, a f

9 October 2018
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