Johor feels strain of manpower crunch as Malaysians job hunt in Singapore for better pay

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The reopening of the Malaysia-Singapore border has resulted in some sectors of the economy in Johor being affected as Malaysians are seeking jobs in Singapore due to better pay when converted to ringgit.Online news portal Free Malaysia Today (FMT) reported this morning that hotels in Johor are facing major manpower…

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Singapore companies see jump in job applications from Malaysians after border reopening announcement | Video

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With the land border to Malaysia set to fully re-open next Friday (Apr 1), Singapore companies are already seeing a jump in work permit applications from Malaysian workers.https://youtu.be/NnXR4iONXGMSourceWork Pass | Work Permit | S Pass | Employment Pass | Dependant Pass | Long Term Visit Pass | Letter Of Consent

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Higher medical insurance coverage for maids, foreign workers

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Employers of maids and other foriegn workers on work permits and S Passes will soon need to buy higher medical insurance coverage for their employees.They must buy plans with a minimum annual claim limit of $60,000 for hospitalisation and surgical procedures, up from $15,000 now.But they will no longer need…

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Firms to be allowed to hire workers on work permits instead of S Passes in 7 jobs

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Employers in the services and manufacturing sectors will be able to hire foreign workers under work permits instead of S Passes from next year.Currently, some employers hire manual workers on S Passes instead of work permits due to restrictions on the countries where work permit holders can be hired.From September…

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New scoring system for Employment Pass applicants from Sept 2023

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Foreign professionals looking to work in Singapore will soon need to pass a new evaluation process that takes into account factors such as their educational qualifications and whether the hiring company does not overly rely on workers from a single nationality.From Sept 2023, new Employment Pass (EP) applicants not only…

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Singapore extends vaccinated travel lanes to Penang, Bali, all India cities; new VTLs with Vietnam and Greece

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Singapore announced new vaccinated travel lanes (VTLs) for Vietnam and Greece on Friday (Mar 4), while extending the quarantine-free arrangement to more cities in Malaysia, Indonesia and India. From Mar 16, the air VTL for Malaysia will extend beyond Kuala Lumpur to include Penang, starting with four daily flights each way…

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Mandatory for employers to buy primary care plan for migrant workers from Apr 1

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 SINGAPORE: From April, employers will have to buy a primary care plan for migrant workers as part of their work pass requirements, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced on Saturday (Feb 19).This will apply to work permit and S Pass holders who live in dormitories, as well as those working in the…

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Budget 2022: Salary thresholds for new Employment Pass, S Pass applicants to be raised

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SINGAPORE - Employers who hire foreign workers will soon have to pay them higher minimum salaries.From September this year, the minimum qualifying salary for new Employment Pass applicants will be raised from the current $4,500 to $5,000. For the financial services sector, which has higher salary norms, the bar will…

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175 firms fined for not updating work pass holders’ addresses

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Knowing where work pass holders are staying is crucial in cases such as emergency contact tracing. But in the last two years, 175 firms have been fined over $1.1 million in total for failing to promptly update the residential addresses of 960 of them.The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said on Wednesday…

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