29 May '17, 8am

A local PMET jobless for more than a year lamented at the lunch-stealing foreign-first policy of our inept...

A local PMET jobless for more than a year lamented at the lunch-stealing foreign-first policy of our inept...

I feel very sad and demoralized. I have been unemployed for more than a year. And then to hear the ministers insisting that it is a skills-mismatch problem is like saying it is our fault ! They simply refuse to admit that there are no proper jobs for us. Why so face-saving? Already how many ministers have said that their main KPI this year is “jobs jobs jobs”. MOM statistics says there are only 77 jobs for every 100 jobseekers. The 77 jobs available are also unclear in their category and the jobseekers may include thousands of foreigners from dependent-pass holders who are already staying here legally. The foreigners here on tourist visa are also looking for jobs! Why don’t admit there is not enough jobs when your own data indicated otherwise indirectly? Admitting the mistake is the first step to addressing the problem right? Why is MOM still letting in MORE foreigner PMET...

Full article: http://www.transitioning.org/2017/05/29/jobless-singapore...

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