Call for Gradual Roll-out of Employment Pass Changes

    Kerry Consulting

    Business groups are concerned that the government’s intention to raise the salary requirements for hiring foreigners on employment passes will add to business costs, or make it harder to hire people with specialised skills lacking in the local talent pool.

    They are asking for employers’ views to be heard before policy changes are made, and urge a gradual roll-out to avoid labour- market shocks that could drive even competitive firms here out of business.

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