ANNOUNCEMENT 03 May 2009

In May 2009, the government of Singapore announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 1 harmful
  • 0 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Ministry of Manpower. (3 May 2009). New Measures to Develop Manpower Capabilities in this Economic Downturn. Available at http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/momportal/en/press_room/press_releases/2009/new_measures_to_develop.html

Ministry of Manpower. (3 May 2009). Factsheet on SPUR-JOBS scheme. Available at http://www.mom.gov.sg/publish/etc/medialib/mom_library/corporate/press_room_-_press.Par.85459.File.dat/Annex%20B%20-%20Factsheet%20on%20SPUR-JOBS%20Scheme.pdf


Inception date: 04 May 2009 | Removal date: 04 May 2011
Still in force

Labour market access

On 3 May 2009, Singapore's Ministry of Manpower announced the launch of the SPUR-JOBS initiative. Under the Skills Programme for Upgrading and Resilience (SPUR), Singapore's government provides a series of measures to increase training and (re-)employment of the local work force since the beginning of 2009.
 
As one of the core elements within the SPUR, the SPUR-JOBS initiative raises incentives to employ local staff. Under the scheme, the government offers a grant of S$ 5'000 per Singaporean national or permanent resident recruited or retained. The SPUR-JOBS programme is to last for 24 months. The maximum amount of grants per company is set at S$ 400'000.

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