WORK PASSES ISSUED UNDER MANPOWER FOR STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PRIORITIES SCHEME

13 Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Trade and Industry regarding the introduction of the Manpower for Strategic Economic Priorities scheme (a) what signal does the Ministry intend to send to companies with regard to their commitment to reduce dependence on low- and mid-skilled foreign workers; and (b) what impact will this have onContinue reading “WORK PASSES ISSUED UNDER MANPOWER FOR STRATEGIC ECONOMIC PRIORITIES SCHEME”

EMPLOYMENT PASSES ISSUED TO NON-RESIDENTS WHO SECURED NEW JOBS IN THIRD QUARTER 2022 AND MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE SINGAPOREANS TO FILL THESE ROLES

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower of the 75,900 new jobs created in Q3 2022 where 71,100 went to non-residents (a) how many of the non-residents are employed under (i) Employment Passes (ii) S Passes and (iii) work permits or other passes; (b) whether the Minister expects most new jobs created to goContinue reading “EMPLOYMENT PASSES ISSUED TO NON-RESIDENTS WHO SECURED NEW JOBS IN THIRD QUARTER 2022 AND MEASURES TO ENCOURAGE SINGAPOREANS TO FILL THESE ROLES”

PLANS TO MAINTAIN DYNAMISM IN TECH INDUSTRY AMIDST LAYOFFS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Trade and Industry (a) how has the large number of layoffs from tech firms in the last year affected Singapore’s plans to have and maintain a thriving and dynamic tech industry; and (b) what mitigation factors are being undertaken to ensure that this goal remains. Mr Gan Kim Yong: TheContinue reading “PLANS TO MAINTAIN DYNAMISM IN TECH INDUSTRY AMIDST LAYOFFS”

DATA ON SINGAPOREANS AND NON-SINGAPOREANS MADE REDUNDANT FROM TECH FIRMS IN 2022

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Manpower in the first 10 months of 2022 (a) whether the Government has data on the number of Singaporeans who are made redundant from tech firms such as Grab, Stripe, Meta, Shopee and SEA Limited and, if so, how many; (b) what is the median age of the affectedContinue reading “DATA ON SINGAPOREANS AND NON-SINGAPOREANS MADE REDUNDANT FROM TECH FIRMS IN 2022”

FOREIGN WORKER DORMITORY OPERATORS’ RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR RESIDENTS’ MOVEMENT

Mr Leon Perera asked the Minister for Manpower (a) whether the Ministry has any restrictions on foreign worker dormitory operators’ ability to impose rules on dormitory residents’ freedom of movement; and (b) if not, whether it will consider curtailing dormitory operators’ powers to protect dormitory residents’ leisure options. Dr Tan See Leng: Dormitory operators for migrant workers areContinue reading “FOREIGN WORKER DORMITORY OPERATORS’ RESTRICTIONS ON THEIR RESIDENTS’ MOVEMENT”

NOMINAL WAGE GROWTH FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYED SINGAPORE CITIZENS BY INDUSTRY

Mr Chua Kheng Wee Louis asked the Minister for Manpower what has been the nominal wage growth for full-time employed Singapore citizens by industry in the year-to-date. Dr Tan See Leng:  As with previous years, the nominal median income growth for full-time employed residents by industry is released annually in January. The latest available data is asContinue reading “NOMINAL WAGE GROWTH FOR FULL-TIME EMPLOYED SINGAPORE CITIZENS BY INDUSTRY”

REPORTS ON AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS WHO MAKE CPF CONTRIBUTIONS TO “PHANTOM WORKERS”

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower for each year from 2013 to 2022 (a) how many reports has the Ministry received against employers that made CPF contributions to “phantom workers”; (b) what are the (i) median, (ii) lowest and (iii) highest administrative financial penalties imposed for such infringements; (c) what other penalties areContinue reading “REPORTS ON AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS WHO MAKE CPF CONTRIBUTIONS TO “PHANTOM WORKERS””

MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS HIRED AT CONCESSIONARY LEVY RATE IN LAST FIVE YEARS

Ms He Ting Ru asked the Minister for Manpower in the last five years, what is the annual number of migrant domestic workers hired at a concessionary levy rate, broken down into a hire to care for (i) children (ii) elderly persons and (iii) persons with disabilities. Dr Tan See Leng: From 2017 to 2021, there were anContinue reading “MIGRANT DOMESTIC WORKERS HIRED AT CONCESSIONARY LEVY RATE IN LAST FIVE YEARS”

RELEVANCE OF REDUNDANCY INSURANCE SCHEME

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry will consider the introduction of a Redundancy Insurance Scheme to ease financial pressure on workers who have been made redundant as they search for new jobs and which complements existing programmes for retraining and re-employment. Dr Tan See Leng: We note the Member’s call toContinue reading “RELEVANCE OF REDUNDANCY INSURANCE SCHEME”

CASES OF AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS FOUND TO HAVE ILLEGALLY RECOVERED EMPLOYMENT COSTS FROM FOREIGN WORKERS

Mr Gerald Giam Yean Song asked the Minister for Manpower for each year from 2013 to 2022 (a) how many reports has the Ministry received against employers for illegally recovering employment costs from foreign workers; (b) how many employers have been taken to task; (c) what are the (i) median (ii) lowest and (iii) highest administrative financialContinue reading “CASES OF AND PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS FOUND TO HAVE ILLEGALLY RECOVERED EMPLOYMENT COSTS FROM FOREIGN WORKERS”