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Postby raysusan » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:06 pm

Tharman : we must welcome talent from abroad to create and sustain good jobs

Today newspaper

He added: “We must tread a balanced
path in our manpower policies. Our
economy must remain welcoming to both
businesses and talent from abroad, so as
to create and sustain good jobs … We will
at the same time seek to keep the overall
share of foreigners in the workforce at no
higher than one-third over the long term.”

On older workers, Mr Tharman noted
that the Retirement and Re-employment Act
will come into effect in January next year.
“We will also assist companies to recruit,
retain and re-employ older workers, with
outreach and incentives to redesign jobs and
work arrangements to suit the needs and
preferences of an older workforce.”



what is your view on this?

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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:11 pm

there are also many singapore citizen talents out there not wanting to return to singapore

and the US is relaxing immigration rules to attract more people and money there to rejuvenate their economy
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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:27 pm

WCW wrote:if u r the company, is it better/cheaper to pay salary for foreigners or locals?


foreigners are not necessary cheaper
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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby poppy15 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:34 pm

maybe the role & qualifications plays a part too in deciding the amt of $$ to be paid...

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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby Nebbermind » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:38 pm

I noticed that we are importing alot of Myanmar nationals...most of them taking up jobs previously taken by the poly grads, mainly field work. Alot of poly grads now either go to take up degree or rather work in office based jobs.

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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby verykiasu2010 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:41 pm

WCW wrote:
verykiasu2010 wrote:
WCW wrote:if u r the company, is it better/cheaper to pay salary for foreigners or locals?


foreigners are not necessary cheaper

yes, those "top" jobs of coz not necessary cheaper
but how abt those common jobs or average paid jobs?
imagine an average paid person has to fight for lower pay with a foreigner who is asking much lesser...


even for common jobs -- give you a real life example : many engineering firms / consulting firms now recruiting like mad, fighting for resume, from the region for civil engineers due to the construction boom....there have been little interest among singapore citizens studying civil engineering in NUS and NTU in the past many years. I delay building my house by six months and the construction cost has gone up by $100k due to labour shortage

walk into any hotel : the front desk is almost, well almost, 100% manned by foreigners -- talk to hotel management and you would discover that no singaporeans want the job unless the pay is as high as the manager or the executive

credit to singapore education system for being so successful that every O and A level graduates aspire to enter university (local/overseas) regardless of grades, and hence nobody is available to take up jobs like hotel front desk receptionists, accounts clerks, QS clerks, etc etc
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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby tankee » Wed Oct 12, 2011 1:49 pm

Nebbermind wrote:I noticed that we are importing alot of Myanmar nationals...most of them taking up jobs previously taken by the poly grads, mainly field work. Alot of poly grads now either go to take up degree or rather work in office based jobs.



Agreed with you. Not many locals (and Malaysian) these days would take up jobs that are outdoor or require shift-works. Not enough to meet the companies' needs.

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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby limlim » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:26 pm

raysusan wrote:Tharman : we must welcome talent from abroad to create and sustain good jobs

Today newspaper

He added: “We must tread a balanced
path in our manpower policies. Our
economy must remain welcoming to both
businesses and talent from abroad, so as
to create and sustain good jobs …




what is your view on this?


ok.. import all the bosses and businesses and companies from overseas who can create good jobs here..

and keep out those white collar FTs :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby limlim » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:27 pm

WCW wrote:if u r the company, is it better/cheaper to pay salary for foreigners or locals?


foreigners are usually not better.. esp for skilled jobs..

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Re: we must welcome talent from abroad to create and .......

Postby Oppsgal » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:39 pm

WCW wrote:anyway how does the word "talent" being classified?
what kind of "talent"? last time any "talent" also are welcome...


To me the word "talent" means the company must provide accommodation in condominiums - whole family including kids and wife, salary must be high, must also give orientation when they reach here to work.

if none above, then i don't think is "talent" enough to classified as talent? IMHO.

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