21 Jun '11, 11am

MOM to warn 'discriminatory' hiring agency

MOM to warn 'discriminatory' hiring agency

SINGAPORE: Minister of State for Manpower Tan Chuan-Jin said the Ministry of Manpower will be issuing a warning to a recruitment agency that advertised for only permanent residents and employment pass holders. Writing on his Facebook page, Brigadier-General (NS) Tan said he received information of this agency through someone who wrote to him. BG Tan said: "We have had a 'chat' with the recruitment agency and they have immediately remedied the discriminatory practice." He added the incident reiterates the need for fair play when it comes to hiring, and the need to hire on merit. He said employers and recruiters must not lose sight of this. BG Tan also spoke of some key issues which have been occupying him and the team in the Manpower Ministry over the past few weeks. One key issue, he said, was to keep the country growing to provide good jobs for young Singaporeans coming o...

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