14 Aug '11, 12pm

Employment pass: Qualifying salary levels to go up #ndrsg

Employment pass: Qualifying salary levels to go up #ndrsg

Foreign professionals will face stiffer criteria to qualify for an employment pass, in a Government move to allay job concerns among white-collar Singaporeans and boost their employment prospects. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Kor Kian Beng Foreign professionals will face stiffer criteria to qualify for an employment pass, in a Government move to allay job concerns among white-collar Singaporeans and boost their employment prospects. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced the change in his annual National Day Rally speech on Sunday night. Mr Lee said the qualifying salary levels for foreigners holding Employment Passes (EP) will be raised while educational qualifications for applicants will be made more stringent. The Ministry of Manpower will soon give more details on the new measures, he added. It will also work with its tripartite partners - employers and unions - to dev...

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