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Thursday November 14th 2019

‘Foreign Vs Local Workers’ Archives

Commentary: Why Singaporeans develop Stockholm syndrome when it comes to hiring foreigners

Commentary: Why Singaporeans develop Stockholm syndrome when it comes to hiring foreigners

Last year, MOM decided to cut the quota on Work Permits and S-Passes on foreigners. I have experienced and witnessed the emotional backlash when MOM decided not to renew these foreigners' work [...]

Wife worried for husband who is unemployed for three years after losing job to a foreigner

Wife worried for husband who is unemployed for three years after losing job to a foreigner

Hi Gilbert, I read the Hong Lim Park news and your support site for the unemployed. My husband has been unemployed for 3 years. He has been retrenched twice in the past. His job in a [...]

Jobless Singaporean with doctorate in education lost out two jobs to foreigners

Jobless Singaporean with doctorate in education lost out two jobs to foreigners

Greetings from Dr Chua. I would like to introduce myself. I was introduced to you by Caleb Loh, a close friend whom you helped during his distressful period of unemployment 6 years ago. Thank you [...]

Singaporean Tamil concerned about CECA and heavy influx of Indians from India

Singaporean Tamil concerned about CECA and heavy influx of Indians from India

Dear brother Gilbert, 1. The recent viral incident involving the security guard with a new citizen resident had inadvertently stirred emotion and agitation to a new level. With all this euphoria, [...]

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from India

Singaporean Tamil feel alienated by influx of Indians from India

Dear Gilbert, Thank you for hosting the above event; I got retrenched last year, my position was re-defined and given to foreign talent. After working 32 years in that company in a managerial [...]

Unemployed Singaporean PMET ranting off and attending our anti-CECA event on Sunday

Unemployed Singaporean PMET ranting off and attending our anti-CECA event on Sunday

Hi all Just wanted to share my own personal sentiments and experiences on the issue. I used to think I was the anomaly until I talked to more people and we all had the same issues! 1. Since Dec [...]

Indian FT fails to get Employment Pass under employer OCBC

Indian FT fails to get Employment Pass under employer OCBC

Hi, I am a citizen of India and need an EP to work in Singapore. Infosys made me an offer but could not get an EP. Next Cognizant failed to get an EP. Now Comtel solution is trying to get an [...]

Singaporean unhappy with eventual replacement by a Indian national at sub-con company

Singaporean unhappy with eventual replacement by a Indian national at sub-con company

Hi Gilbert This morning I received a official copy of warning letter and my company has requested that I sign. Due to incorrect facts stated on the warning letter, I refused to sign. The [...]

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Foreigner getting mutiple job offers whereas Singaporeans remain jobless

Hi, I am currently an S-Pass holder. I recently got a new job offer from this new employer. When my new employer applied for my employment pass, the HR was unable to move forward with the [...]

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Foreigner with PhD in engineering interviewed by A-Star and checking on salary

Hi, I am based in Central Europe. I hold PhD degree in engineering and 6 years of post PhD experience including 3 years as a postdoc in a prestigious European institute and 3 years in a renowned [...]

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Scholar from Malaysia enquiring on PR scheme involving NS liability

Hi everyone, I understand that Foreign Students are now able to apply for a Singapore PR under the new Foreign Student scheme: https://www.ica.gov.sg/apply/PR/apply_PR_who My only concern is [...]

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

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 [...]

Indian national offered job with NCS with salary of $6000 and checking on EP procedures

Indian national offered job with NCS with salary of $6000 and checking on EP procedures

Hi I have a job offer with XXXXX Consulting Pte. Ltd.. They hired me as a Senior Consultant (I work in the field of Data Analytics with SAS/Big Data) for a project with NCS. It's a year-long [...]

Singaporean PMET lost job to a professional from India and seeking help

Singaporean PMET lost job to a professional from India and seeking help

Hi Gilbert, My name is Leon Ho. I was retrenched last year and have since been looking out for a job. I was doing some trading before but it was not so consistent. As usual, the current [...]

Online interview: Malaysian PR with HDB flat in Singapore jobless for 3 months

Online interview: Malaysian PR with HDB flat in Singapore jobless for 3 months

Transitioning: What was your last occupation CS and you have told me that you were unemployed for a few months, can you tell us more about this and also your job search experience? CS: Last year, [...]

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