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‘Foreign Vs Local Workers’ Archives

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

38-year-old jobless PMET unhappy with the uncontrolled influx of foreigners into the job market

Transitioning: First of all, thanks for allowing us to interview you online Philip and can you provide us with some background information on yourself? Philip: I’m 38 this year and I have been [...]

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Singaporean PMET with 12 years of IT experience told to make way for cheaper labour

Dear Gilbert, I have been following your site inception as that is the year I got retrenched. You have my admiration for supporting local Singaporeans in their darkest moment of their life. Since [...]

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Swiss IT new graduate trying his luck in Singapore for jobs

Hello, Because I couldn‘t find any satisfied answers, I try it here. First something about my background:- I‘m from Switzerland and did a 4 year apprenticeship (Swiss federal diploma) in [...]

Why Western expats will not convert to become Singapore citizens

Why Western expats will not convert to become Singapore citizens

“Yes, here is my take as a Singapore from a WESTERN country. If they made Singapore citizenship more attractive, i.e. allow dual citizenship , I would take it up . If they force me to give [...]

7 Reasons Why Singaporeans Are Becoming Dangerously Xenophobic

7 Reasons Why Singaporeans Are Becoming Dangerously Xenophobic

As two more heavyweight ministers Deputy Prime Minister  Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Law  and Foreign Affairs Minister  K. Shanmugam spoke against rising xenophobic sentiments in Singapore, one [...]

Political reason why our government allows foreigners to overtake us?

Political reason why our government allows foreigners to overtake us?

I seldom felt so enraged when I received emails from our readers until I received one from Francis the other day. Francis wrote how he was ousted from his company – a global Fortune 500 [...]

Supervisor at Hans Cafe resigned due to marginalisation by foreign staff

Supervisor at Hans Cafe resigned due to marginalisation by foreign staff

Editor's Note: Some of you have asked if we should boycott Hans Cafe - what do you think? Please pen your comments below so that we have a sense of how you felt about the whole incident. We also want [...]

Local English professor at overseas university upsets over foreign influx

Local English professor at overseas university upsets over foreign influx

Dear Gilbert, I write to you here with the intent of talking about an incident, which while seemingly a day-to-day episode, yet raises many questions about the social fabric of our society, and [...]

Singapore PR Rejected? Appeal or not?

Singapore PR Rejected? Appeal or not?

Tuesday, January 25, 2011 Singapore PR Rejected? Appeal or not? If your Singapore PR (Permanent Residency) is rejected recently, you are not alone. Singapore PR is an important to immigrate to [...]

Narrowing racial divide in S’pore due to ‘foreign threat’?

Narrowing racial divide in S’pore due to ‘foreign threat’?

Narrowing racial divide in S’pore due to ‘foreign threat’? By Seah Chiang Nee | SingaporeScene – Mon, Jun 27, 2011   The racial divide may be narrowing in Singapore. [...]

Are our GLCs Employing Foreigners First?

Are our GLCs Employing Foreigners First?

This article first appeared here on 23 Sep 2010. Written by: Gilbert Goh Lately, I have read widely from many socio-political blogs that our  government-linked companies (GLCs) are hiring [...]

Stagnant wages, immigration fuel Singapore squeeze

Stagnant wages, immigration fuel Singapore squeeze

Stagnant wages, immigration fuel Singapore squeeze ALEX KENNEDY | February 17, 2011 07:09 AM EST | Huffington Post SINGAPORE — Singaporean Ramzi Mohamed is tired of sleeping in [...]

Home-grown Singaporeans may be living in a delusion

Home-grown Singaporeans may be living in a delusion

Home-grown Singaporeans may be living in a delusion The huge influx of foreigners into the workforce led to a foreigner versus local argument. Since the Asian financial crisis from 1997 to 2011, I [...]

Foreigner expat: Is $5,500 salary enough for me in Singapore?

Foreigner expat: Is $5,500 salary enough for me in Singapore?

Posted by Cybeh on: 11 November 2010, 14:27:06 pm Hi, I recently got a job offer for 5500 SGD pre tax per month ($66,000) from Singapore. I have 6+ yrs of experience in Information Security [...]

Expats highest paid in Singapore but little mixing with locals

Expats highest paid in Singapore but little mixing with locals

Posted on November 25, 2010 by Abhijit (reproduced with permission) Singapore has fallen sharply in HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey of expatriate life in different countries. Fourth in the [...]

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