Syndicate bringing in illegal workers smashed

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Singapore
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A syndicate which used bogus jobs to trick the authorities into approving work permits for Chinese nationals has been smashed.

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) arrested 44 people in an islandwide operation over two days last week.

They include the syndicate's suspected mastermind, a Chinese national in his 30s, who was nabbed in his Ubi office.

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Malaysia halts foreign worker intake

Posted by jaypee 82 days ago Malaysia
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The Malaysian government is keeping the number of foreign workers just under its 15% limit.

The total number of registered foreign workers currently stands at an estimated 2.1 million, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Mattalib, at the Skill Development Fund Corporation Hari Raya open house press conference.

This makes up 14% of the total active workfo Read More


Malaysia maintains cap on foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 83 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR - The number of documented foreign workers remains under control at an estimated 2.1 million from a total of 14 million active workforce, said Deputy Human Resources Minister Datuk Ismail Abdul Muttalib.

He said they would maintain the number of legal foreign workers below the 15 per cent limit, which is currently at 1 per cent away from the government's cap.

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Foreign workers now 14% of total national workforce

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Malaysia
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is just one percent away from reaching Putrajaya’s foreign worker limit of 15% out of the total national workforce.

Deputy Human Resources Minister Ismail Abdul Muttalib said the current percentage of documented foreign workers stands at 14% (about two million) out of the 14 million workforce in the country.

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MOM urges operators of factory converted dormitories to raise housing standards of foreign workers

Posted by jaypee 84 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE - The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Monday (Aug 1) called on operators of what it calls "factory converted dormitories" (FCDs) to improve the housing conditions of foreign workers.

FCDs are dormitories for foreign workers that are housed in partially converted factories or other workplaces.

Last Friday, foreign worker advocacy group the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC Read More


Singapore Tightens Conditions For Hiring Foreign Professionals

Posted by jaypee 85 days ago Singapore
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Singapore: Singapore will raise the salary criteria for foreign managers and specialists that companies can hire starting next year, a move that may add to the competitive challenges faced by local firms amid slowing economic growth.

The qualifying monthly salary for employment passes (EP) will be raised by 9 percent to S$3,600 ($2

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Over one million foreign migrant workers are expected to register with Labour Ministry

Posted by jaypee 88 days ago Thailand
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Over 960,000 foreign migrant workers have registered with the Labour Ministry since April 1 and the number is expected to surpass one million as the deadline for registration ends today.

According to the Labour Employment Department, altogether 965,203 migrant workers from Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have registered since April 1 until July 27th.

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More training, welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore

Posted by jaypee 89 days ago Singapore
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SINGAPORE: A non-profit organisation has introduced more training courses and welfare programmes for foreign domestic workers in Singapore, including a course that trains them on providing care to the elderly.

Under the specialist caregiver programme, launched on Tuesday (Jun 28) by the Foreign Domestic Worker Association for Social Support and Training (FAST), maids can pick up skills Read More