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May 21, 2014

Singapore employment policy to exacerbate talent struggle

SINGAPORE - Singapore's latest employment measure promises to aggravate the already-intense talent war in the industry.

The measure requires companies operating in Singapore to give priority to local residents in the job recruitment process, by advertising vacancies to local residents for two weeks before they can apply to fill positions with overseas workers. The recruitment notices must be posted to a central job bank to be administered by a government employment agency.

The new policy takes effect next August.

Karin Clarke, Asia regional director of recruitment firm Font,...

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