02 Oct '11, 9am

More Singapore employers to hire fewer foreigners for rest of 2011

More Singapore employers to hire fewer foreigners for rest of 2011

At least three out of five companies in Singapore hire foreign workers - both 'S' and 'E' pass holders - a recent survey of 500 firms in Singapore revealed. -- ST PHOTO: JOYCE FANG At least three out of five companies in Singapore hire foreign workers - both 'S' and 'E' pass holders - a recent survey of 500 firms in Singapore revealed. In its survey on hiring trends for the second half of 2011, the manpower solutions company Achieve Group polled companies on whether they would hire more or less foreign workers in the second half of the year. More than 300 companies indicated that they currently hire 'S' Pass holders. Of these companies, 18 per cent will hire more 'S' Pass holders while 29 per cent will hire less. The majority of these employers are from the service and industrial sectors. 'S' Pass holders are usually mid-level skilled foreigners, such as technicians, while...

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