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Tuesday July 2nd 2019

Unemployed 48-year-old lamenting over permanent jobs given to foreigners during temping

Hi Gilbert,

I’m writing to you as I do not know what to do.

Currently I’m unemployed. My last permanent full-time job was in 2015. In 2016 I only worked in a full time job for 6 months and I have been temping ever since.

I’m a 48-year-old guy who is not well educated as I have only a ‘O’ level cert. Never been promoted ever since I started working so I have always been in the operational level job.

A lot of the companies that I been temping with seem to have a small group of foreigners as permanent staffers while the large group of temporary staff whom they depend on are Singaporeans. These instances gave you the idea that a lot of these companies have no intention of hiring Singaporeans as permanent staffers which is really disheartening. Even after realising this, I still need to put on a brave front and soldier on to look for a job even if it’s temporary or part-time.

But I know I can’t go back to my previous job as a warehouse assistant due to my age and this is a physically demanding job so I can’t foresee working in this line until my retirement age in my 60′s.

What type of jobs will you suggest that I take up?

Thank you.


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  1. Collin says:

    Subject: Unemployed 48 years old lamenting over permanent jobs…
    Dear editor, please get Steven to contact me via email. Would like to do a job match if position available is suitable. Thank you.


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