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Postby econoMIC » Fri, 06 Nov 2009 4:54 pm

monday wrote:Hi Strong eagle and others

Give your advice,
My friends did his master in Computer (Masters in Engineering Technology)
in USA I had managed to get a job after almost a year once he completed his study but on this current he was laid off he wouldn’t get any job finally decided to come back to home country (India)...


Make up your mind whether you are talking about yourself or your friend.

The bottom line is always the same. Do you have any ability, qualifications or such that the locals do not have? If no, then there is no need for you to come unless you want to take a long holiday and try your luck and you have savings to splash around.
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Postby monday » Fri, 06 Nov 2009 5:18 pm

Hi econo MIC

That was typing mistake. Thanks for pointing my mistake. Of course I'm talking for my friend only. I'm already working in Singapore. Are trying to say there are so many people who came from other country to work in Singapore so is that mean those people are special than Singaporean, Do they have super qualification that local don’t have I don’t think so. Even I had the same impression in the beginning but I could found a lot of people who have the same qualification of mine I should say better qualified people in local but then why still company hiring people from other country? I think its choice.

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Postby econoMIC » Sat, 07 Nov 2009 4:38 pm

Monday, the reason companies kept hiring foreigners was that foreigners brought down the wages massively and it saved them a fortune (for the <3000 income bracket).

When I said the story is always the same I was referring to all reports we heard since beginning of September when MoM tightened regulations on EPs and S-Passes and ICA stopped handing out PR to everything that has a pulse. Things have reportedly changed massively since then.

You are right, everyone who was sort of qualified got an EP without problems until September but now the rule is: can you do something that no local can or do you earn a lot of money (presumably over 4k or 5k a month)? If no then since September the odds of you getting an EP are low. If you do not believe me read some of the recent posts.
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