According to the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) monthly unemployment situation report released on Apr 7, the overall unemployment rate in Singapore dropped to 3% in February from 3.2% in January. In other words, more people found jobs!
The unemployment rate for residents – Singaporeans and permanent residents – fell from 4.3% to 4.1%, while for citizens, the unemployment rate in February fell from 4.5% to 4.3%.
Erm, is it very luan???
If you still don’t understand, neh mind. Just know that, don’t see the percentage change like smol smol only, but in actual fact, more people are employed as of February as compared to when in January.
Although cannot be compared to the pre-COVID days lah, but it’s better than having a lot of people don’t have jobs, tio bo?
According to CNA, the MOM has made Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) payouts to 27,000 employers who collectively hired 130,000 locals in the first three months the scheme was implemented.
In case you didn’t know, this JGI is a wage subsidy scheme that encourages companies to hire more Singaporeans and permanent residents.
Good hor? So you see we everyday KPKB say Gahmen always only welcome the foreign talents, only favour them. But is not really true loh.
Because hor when shit happens (like the COVID-19 pandemic in this case), the foreigners are the first to tio pok and asked to balik kampung since under the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF) is to protect Singaporean’s job first, while the help is given to Singaporeans.
Other than the JGI, don’t forget that there’s also the Jobs Support Scheme (JSS) to help companies pay monthly wages to local employees, the Temporary Relief Fund (TFR), the Self-Employed Person Income Relief Scheme (SIRS), the COVID-19 Support Grant – which are only given to Singaporeans.
Don’t say lao niang racist or xenophobic hor, lao niang is don’t mind got these foreign talents around one – better if they are shuai, muscular and blue-eyed ang moh, oppa also can. Good times can keep them lah, but bad times better ask them to balik kampung.