21 Apr '11, 8am

Foreign workers help create good jobs for S'poreans: PM #SGelections

Foreign workers help create good jobs for S'poreans: PM #SGelections

FAR FROM being disadvantaged, Singaporeans have benefitted from good jobs created by the Government's policy of allowing in a 'controlled' number of foreign workers, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Thursday. The policy has also attracted foreign investments to Singapore, said Mr Lee, speaking at the official opening of IMFlash's US$3 billion high tech electronics plant, one of the biggest electronics investments here. The Woodlands plant, a joint-venture between technology giants Intel and Micron, currently employs 1,200 staff. IMFlash's managing director Chen Kok Sing said the plant, the only wafer fab in Singapore to produce the memory chips used in many popular electronic items like smartphones and tablet computers, will have 1,500 staff by next year. In his speech, Mr Lee noted that six in 10 of the employees are 'Singaporeans and permanent residents'. Singapore...

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