Growth In Jobs For Foreigners In Singapore Stays Low

The National Population and Talent Division published their annual update on the population in Singapore, as on June 2016.

Over the last couple of years, the government has been taking measures to reduce the number of foreigners employed in Singapore, such as raising the eligibility criteria and minimum salary required.

As a result of these measures, the number of foreigners employed in Singapore (not counting foreign domestic workers) grew by 27,000 between June 2015 and June 2016. This compares with a growth of 77,000 in 2012.

The report stated that growth in the number of jobs for foreigners in Singapore, will continue to be kept at low levels, with the aim of supplementing the local workforce.

Out of the total population of 5.6 million, 11% are S Pass holders, 44% are on a Work Permit and 11% are Employment Pass holders.

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