ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Aug 2014In August 2014, the government of Singapore announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
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Stricter Requirements for Employment Passes Take Effect in Early 2014
Effective August 1, 2014, as part of a state initiative to provide more employment opportunities to Singapore nationals, employers will be required to advertise job vacancies on a new, official job platform. Priority is given to Singapore nationals who apply for the positions. As a second alternative, if a position is not occupied by a local, the employer may hire a foreign national.