16 Aug '11, 6am

Employment Pass qualifying salary to be raised to $3,000 (via ST iPhone App)

Employment Pass qualifying salary to be raised to $3,000 (via ST iPhone App)

The minimum salary for foreign talent to qualify for an Employment Pass will be raised to $3,000 from $2,800. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG By Aaron Low The minimum salary for foreign talent to qualify for an Employment Pass will be raised to $3,000 from $2,800. At the same time, the educational qualifications requirements will also be tightened. The tightening measures, which will take effect from January 2012, is aimed at creating a more level playing field between foreigners and locals vying for white collar, professional jobs, said Deputy Prime Minister and Manpower Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam on Tuesday morning. Speaking at a press conference to release details of the tightening measures, he said Singapore will continue to remain open and attractive to foreign talent. But, at the same time, the Government wants to ensure that Singaporeans remain the core of the workforc...

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