14 Oct '11, 6am

Hire Singaporeans first

Hire Singaporeans first

SINGAPORE: Employers have shown strong support for the principle of Singaporeans as the core of the workforce. They have also strongly backed the idea of giving Singaporeans more opportunities for training and development. Their views were summed up in an interim update on a consultation exercise by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP). The stakeholder consultation follows Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's call at this year's National Day Rally for tripartite partners to develop guidelines on fair employment opportunities for Singaporeans. Since then, the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) and National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) have been holding consultation sessions with their stakeholders, partners and communities. The TAFEP shared the feedback from the public, employers and job intermediaries, such as job boards and staffing agenci...

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