So basically the company is stuck between 'unable to hire foreigners, yet no Singaporean will work there'?sundaymorningstaple wrote:Not too many. We are in the middle of an industrial estate in the devil's triangle between Clementi, Jurong East & Bukit Batok. Additionally, it's very dark there so most are afraid to leave late in the evenings out of fear. Lot's of dormitories around there, so if their are female, they are hesitant to say the least. And, the salary is S Pass level only due to the nature/bottom line of the Industry as well. If they do come, they only last a couple of months and then disappear or ensure that they leave before having to give a full weeks notice.
This reminds me of a story back home of a Chinese distributor who couldn't get permits for an industry which was so blatantly in need of them. They needed Chinese speaking staff as the Chinese restaurant trade was made up of old school Asians who spoke no English. Since language is not considered a 'neccessary' skill with the Ministrty, no permits were given. Obviously, there weren't enough locals who spoke Chinese and of those that could, none would work in the low level industry!
Chances of a successful appeal with MOM for your staff?