One-eighth of Singapore’s foreign workforce lost jobs last year. Will they ever return?

Apr 3, 2021 | INVESTING

In January, Malaysian media professional Wong had just marked two years of working in Singapore when she realised she had to leave in 30 days. Her employment pass – covering executive, managerial and specialised roles – was about to expire, and changes to the city state’s foreign labour rules introduced last year meant the 34-year-old no longer earned enough to be eligible for the same pass. Her employer did not want to increase her monthly salary by more than S$1,000 (US$742) – as was required…

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