Singapore on Monday launched a jobs website favouring citizens and permanent residents in response to mounting complaints that foreigners are stealing professional jobs from locals.
The Workforce Development Agency said the "Jobs Bank" website will match employment opportunities with profiles of locals seeking employment or a change of jobs.
From Aug 1, companies needing professional workers must advertise on the site for at least 14 days before they can seek an employment pass for a foreigner from the Ministry of Manpower. This will allow Singaporeans to take first crack at the job openings.
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