100,000 new jobs: PM
Sat, May 01, 2010
The Straits Times

MORE than 100,000 new jobs will be created if the Singapore economy grows by 7 to 9 per cent this year, and many of these will be filled by Singaporeans, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said at a May Day Rally on Saturday.

But a higher inflow of foreign workers is inevitable to meet the demands of a stronger economy and 'some proportion' of the new jobs will go to foreigners on employment passes or work passes.

Addressing some 1,400 union leaders, employers and workers at the Downtown East resort in Pasir Ris, PM Lee urged companies and workers to step up their productivity to reduce the need for 'too much' foreign manpower.

Maintain our lead, PM urges workers, bosses







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