11 Jun '11, 6am

Stemming the tide of workers in Singapore - Yahoo! News via @yahoosg

Singapore (The Star/ANN) - A likely verdict of the immigration backlash by Singaporean voters is being felt by foreign workers half a world away -- foreign hopefuls ranging from middle-aged professionals to fresh-faced graduates, from technicians and waitresses to construction workers, seeking to land a well-paying job here. After years of open immigration, tens of thousands are facing unpromising prospects these days. When the then economically weak countries in the West were closing their doors, this city -- Asia's second richest -- virtually turned itself into a free port for job seekers. It welcomed all types of workers in large numbers from East and West to its shores, pushing a three million population in 1990 to 5.08 million. Quite a few were talented by any standards, but many were also people who had few capabilities to contribute but who merely took away local jo...

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