Singapore Raises Foreign Labour Levy

Singapore has raised the average levy per foreign worker for all sectors, reports the Straits Times.


The newspaper says the average levy per foreign worker will be raised by S$60 (US$47) for the manufacturing sector, S$180 (US$141) for the services sector and S$200 (US$157) for the construction sector.


Fewer Job Ads


Meanwhile, the number of job advertisements fell 9 percent in the fourth quarter of last year as staff movements declined during the festive season. There were 236,191 advertisements for professional positions in the three months to Dec 31, down from 259,665 in the third quarter, says the Times, citing figures from recruitment consultancy Robert Walters.



Suggested Articles

Some of you might have already been aware of the news that Questex—with the aim to focus on event business—will shut down permanently all media brands in Asia…

Some advice for transitioning into an advisory role

Global risks are intensifying but the collective will to tackle them appears to be lacking. Check out this report for areas of concern