02 Jul '11, 6am

Jobs and the economy from a foreigner's perspective

Jobs and the economy from a foreigner's perspective

Foreigners are an important contributing segment to the Singapore economy, making up nearly one quarter of the workforce Let me get things straight right off the bat. I am one of those who Singapore calls “foreign talent”. I was born in the Philippines, but moved to Singapore four years ago. I work as a manager in a Singaporean company and I hope to have my application for permanent residency approved soon. I want to make Singapore my home. I understand that there has been a lot of resentment towards people from my country as well as other countries. The sentiments have been expressed very vocally and at times even viscerally on the internet. It has even been turned into a political issue. The reason is that disenfranchised Singaporeans who are struggling to cope with the rising cost of living have the perception that people like me are here to compete with them for jobs. ...

Full article: http://www.temasekreview.com/2011/07/02/jobs-and-the-econ...

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