Jobs Bank kicks off with 16,000 positions

The Straits Times, Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014
Jobs Bank kicks off with 16,000 positions
Joanna Seow

First announced last year, the free service matches employers exclusively with local job seekers.

About half of the jobs advertised thus far are for professionals, managers and executives (PMEs). These include marketing executives, restaurant managers and director-level positions at educational institutes.

Under the Fair Consideration Framework, which kicks in on Aug 1, employers with businesses of more than 25 people must post job vacancies on the website for at least 14 days before applying for an Employment Pass.

The Manpower Ministry said S Pass and work permit applications are excluded from the rule for now as there are other tools, such as levies and dependency ratio ceilings, that spur firms to search for suitable Singaporeans before applying for the passes.

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