Type of work pass: Employment Pass

25 11, 2014

Blue Diamond director gets the blues: why can’t service sector staff come from India?

2019-08-30T16:32:57+08:00November 25th, 2014|Articles, Stories|

Singapore brings in hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from India and Bangladesh for the construction and marine industries. We also have large numbers of technical and professional immigrants from the Indian subcontinent. They need to eat. They prefer to eat at restaurants that serve their kind of food. To keep their customers happy, restaurant

29 09, 2014

980,000 work permit holders as at June 2014

2019-08-30T16:33:01+08:00September 29th, 2014|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

New data released by the Ministry of Manpower (source) show increases across all categories of foreign work passes during the first six months of 2014. The data period has also changed; where MOM used to report workforce numbers as at December each year, this time MOM reported for the mid-year point. This is consistent with

20 03, 2014

Malaysians form the largest group of work permit holders by nationality

2019-08-30T16:33:35+08:00March 20th, 2014|Articles, Facts, research, analysis|

In yet another example of the Ministry of Manpower releasing data in dribs and drabs, Kevin Teoh, the divisional director of MOM's Foreign Manpower Management Division told the Committee of Inquiry looking into the Little India riots: Mr Teoh also clarified that of the 1.1 million foreign non-domestic workers in Singapore, about 330,000 were employment pass and

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