Tweet The Singapore Government is committed to managing the size of the foreign workforce, as part of the broader strategies to achieve productivity-driven economic growth, as well as to ensure that Singaporeans remain at the core of a diverse and globally competitive workforce. The aim is to avoid increasing dependence on foreign workers over the […]

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Barangay Singapore on August 5th, 2011

Tweet HOTEL guests in Singapore can look forward to better service, especially during busy periods, with the launch of an online registry that matches casual workers to hotels. The registry, HotelPartTimeJob.com.sg allows hotels to tap on a database of ad-hoc workers to ease their manpower crunch during peak seasons such as festive periods. Hotel guests […]

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Tweet   A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away — foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are […]

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Barangay Singapore on May 18th, 2011

Tweet As the economy just emerging from the recession, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that foreign worker levy (FWL) rates will be gradually raised starting from July 2010 to July 2012 as part of the Government’s strategy to achieve productivity-led growth. As our economy is now firmly back on track, the FWL rates will […]

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Barangay Singapore on April 23rd, 2011

Tweet Well according to government statistics wages are up 5.6% so did you make the cut? Higher or lower?… Employees earned 5.6 per cent more amid a tighter job market, according to latest government figures SINGAPORE’S economy rebounded last year, employees earned 5.6 per cent more amid a tighter job market, according to latest government […]

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Tweet The Lucky Draws are open to individuals who pay income and property tax by GIRO. There will be 3 annual draws from 2011 to 2013. The longer one stays on GIRO, the higher the chances of winning in the Lucky Draws! Taxpayers now paying their tax on GIRO are already eligible for the Lucky […]

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Barangay Singapore on April 14th, 2011

Tweet If you have received a letter from IRAS informing you that you are selected to benefit from the No-Filing Service, you do NOT need to submit an Income Tax Return. IRAS, Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, will issue you a tax bill (Notice of Assessment) based on your relief claims for last year, and […]

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Barangay Singapore on March 25th, 2011

Tweet   Singapore has to make changes to the way it grows its economy as the model of relying on cheap and plentiful foreign workers to boost output is not sustainable, said Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong. He was speaking at the Installation Ceremony of the 56th Council of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce […]

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Tweet The recent move by the Manpower Ministry (MOM) to raise the salary thresholds for foreign professionals and skilled workers may do little to quell demand for these workers. From 1 July, for professionals, the qualifying salary thresholds for the three categories of Employment Pass holders will be raised respectively — Q1 = S$2,800 P2 […]

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Tweet   SINGAPORE intends to ‘fully exploit’ the lack of internship places for foreign medical students in Australia in order to convince more graduate doctors to come and work here. Health Minister Khaw Boon Wan yesterday described Australia’s shortage as ‘an opportunity’. He added: ‘We have training places. We welcome applicants, especially returning Singaporeans.’ But […]

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