Advice needed on temping agencies and other part-time work.

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Advice needed on temping agencies and other part-time work.

Post by Mikie » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:00 am

Discuss about getting a well paid job or career advancement.
Hmmm. Well this isn't about career advancement or getting well paid.

Could anyone advise on temping agencies in Singapore? I am on a DP, and my wife has decided to not renew her current contract so we are leaving as I have had no luck securing full-time employment in the IT sector. Do temping agencies even exist here? Am I going to be bumping into the "you're not PR or Singaporean, very sorry" brick wall? I have been searching for bar work, and there may be some options there, but making sure I keep all options open at present, just to get us through until we leave.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.

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Post by Strong Eagle » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:29 am

If you are DP, and your wife has canceled her contract, then both her EP and your DP will be canceled very shortly, and you cannot work at all.

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Post by JayCee » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 10:30 am

I'm very surprised you've not been able to secure any full-time IT work, in the banking sector in particular there has been a boom in hiring over the last few months (although seems to be cooling down a little now).

As for temp agencies, I don't have any experience of them but I'd say it's 99% certain you're going to get told "no Singaporean or PR, no job" as the likelihood of you getting a work pass or MOM approving your DP for part time work is pretty remote

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:58 am

JayCee wrote:.....the likelihood of you getting a work pass or MOM approving your DP for part time work is pretty remote
Boy is THAT an understatement! :-|
SOME PEOPLE TRY TO TURN BACK THEIR ODOMETERS. NOT ME. I WANT PEOPLE TO KNOW WHY I LOOK THIS WAY. I'VE TRAVELED A LONG WAY, AND SOME OF THE ROADS WEREN'T PAVED. ~ Will Rogers

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