Higher S Pass or Work Permit quotas under new scheme

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Firms working to advance Singapore’s key economic priorities will temporarily be allowed to hire a few more foreign workers than permitted by the prevailing quotas for their industry.These firms, recognised for their role in keeping Singapore competitive, can apply to take on more S Pass and work permit holders than…

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Pilot program from 2023 to help S Pass holders settle in Singapore

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A pilot programme to familiarise S Pass holders arriving in Singapore with working here and to encourage positive interaction with locals is slated to launch in 2023S Pass holders are currently not required to attend a settling-in programme, said Manpower Minister Tan See Leng in Parliament on Monday.He disclosed the…

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MOM to set up new corporate entity to build and run 2 foreign worker dorms

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A company limited by guarantee will be set up by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) by end-2022 to build and own two purpose-built dormitories for foreign workers.The company will operate the dorms with selected partners as test beds for innovations in foreign worker accommodations, as well as help the ministry…

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Job advertising duration under the Fair Consideration Framework from four weeks to two weeks.

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It is "timely" for the Government to halve the job advertising duration under the Fair Consideration Framework from four weeks to two weeks, said Manpower Minister Tan See LengThis is so that firms can quickly hire workers amid a labour crunch, and not miss out on good candidatesDr Tan said that…

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‘Differentiated’ employment pass can attract specialised talent to Singapore

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The new Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass, which was announced by the Manpower Ministry on Aug 29, aims to strengthen Singapore’s position as a global hub for talent. The new Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass for leaders in their fields can help pull top talent in specialised areas to Singapore, said…

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New work pass for top talent in all sectors from 2023

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There is a S$30,000 minimum monthly salary requirement for the new Overseas Networks & Expertise Pass. Those with “outstanding achievements” in tech, arts, academia or sports can qualify even if they do not meet the salary criterion.A work pass is being introduced that will allow high-earners and high-achievers to live…

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NDR 2022: Attracting foreigners to build ‘world-class talent pool

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Singapore needs to do more to attract and retain top talent, especially in sectors with good potential, says Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at National Day Rally 2022.Singapore must build up a "world-class talent pool" by developing its own workforce while continuing to attract talent from abroad, said Prime Minister Lee…

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Foreign workers returning after borders reopen

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Total employment in the second quarter of 2022 rose, mainly due to an increase in foreign workers, as Singapore relaxed border restrictions from April, according to advance estimates from the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Friday (Jul 29).MOM said that more residents found employment, while non-resident employment rebounded strongly from April…

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