November 23, 2008
A lot of HR managers are chinese, and they weed out non-chinese applicants even before the interview process. A friend who worked in HR told me this, as her boss did that and didn't even try to hide it. When my sister was looking for a job, she called for interview appt and was told point blank not to bother as they only wanted chinese applicants. They weren't even ashamed to say that so ungraciously.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "This feisty netizen seems to think so..."
March 17, 2007
So Minister Ng Eng Hen says that we ought not rely on anecdotal evidence, but then again, we are the ones on the ground (like Ms Lee Wei Ling). We might not have a helicopter view like the government, and we do not have the statistics at our fingertips. All that we have are the stories of our friends and family and of our neighbours.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Very rosy pictures are painted with statistics all the time and the news media laps it all up without questioning. The devil is in the details (and the answers to questions not asked)."
March 16, 2007
I think Singapore is a brilliant place to work in, but I want to buy a house across the causeway in the sultanate of Johor Bahru, in Malaysia, across the causeway. The Malaysia my second home immigration programme gives me the right to stay there in renewable 5-year terms, if I buy a house in Malaysia. I just love it.
Recommended by mb: "Erik, who is currently working in London, looks at the pros and cons of taking up a job in Singapore."
June 15, 2005
Singapore's unemployment rate rose to 3.9 percent in the first quarter, the government said Wednesday, as lower economic growth forced slower job creation. That's up from 3.7 percent in the previous quarter, the Ministry of Manpower said. Some 16,900 jobs were added in the first quarter - below the 32,700 jobs created in the fourth quarter.
Not a very good news...
June 07, 2005
Little Speck has an article (reprinted from the Star) about the rising number of unemployed graduates.
Statistics in June 2004 showed 103,000 residents unemployed, of which some 18,000 (about 17.5%) were graduates and 12,000 (11.6%) were diploma holders.
In 1998, only 16.5% of retrenched workers had a tertiary education. Today, they form 29% of the total unemployed.