Friday, May 04, 2012

PRs in workforce jumped by 91% from 2001 to 2010

As of June 2010, our workforce consists of 1,712,600 Singaporeans (“citizens”), 334,700 permanent residents (“PRs”) and 1,088,600 foreigners.

PR+Foreigners make up 45% of our workforce.

In June 2001, they form 36% of our workforce.

Our workforce from 2001 to 2010:-

The number of Singaporeans grew by 16%.
The number of PRs grew by 91%,
The number of foreigners grew by 58%.

The workforce grew by 34%,


Anonymous said...

It's so easy to get PR especially if you are from China. Half the China girls in most sleazy bars are PRs and trust me we do not have such local talents. Man everything goes with them for a price and that's what I call customer service. I know one who brought her two sister over and even before they came had started a tender process with her customers for the first go with her sisters. No kidding

Anonymous said...

I just watched a video from Razor TV, although it's all MSM propaganda on how we should brace up to welcome more foreigners, it is interesting to note that Prof Tommy Koh and another senior research fellow have casted their doubts and questioned on the assumptions of the research made by this Prof Yap Mui Teng from IPS.

This is the video segment

Fast forward to 3:17 of the video and hear what Prof Tommy Koh has to say.

Fast forward also to 4:15, and you will hear that Mr Yeoh Lam Keong questioned if there is any need to grow the population at all. He asked if it is worthwhile to grow the population by 1.1 million just to get an increase of GDP growth of 0.6%. This is what he said "So straight off, the economic cost-benifit to me is a no-brainer, why do you want an extra 0.6% of growth for a final population that is gonna strain severely the environment?"

I thought he brought up a very valid point, and this is what we should ask the government.

Anonymous said...

why do you grow the worker force if you are using immigration to mitigate greying population? it was a lie all along.

Anonymous said...

The PAP machinery is like a bunch of lemmings. Even if they fall off a cliff, they'd still be chanting "We're right, we're right...."

Anonymous said...

My sincere apologies, posted the wrong link above. The video segment should be

Anonymous said...

Why Singapore needs immigrants

Fast forward to 3:17 and 4:15 of the video segment.

Anonymous said...

I think most people will not catch what Lucky Tan is trying to say -- the majority of FTs and PRs granted by the PAP govt did not result in an equivalent increase in our workforce. Almost half of those FTs and PRs did not end up working in Singapore.

Anonymous said...

A lot of PRs are mediocre foreign students, depriving worthy locals of government scholarships. Some are disguised as students but are here to make a killing as KTV hostesses and street-walkers.

Others are peidu-mamas who line the streets of chinatown, eyeing the cpf monies of hamsup ah-peks.

They made lots of monies, but none goes to the government coffers. Fullstop.

Anonymous said...

In GE 2001 PAP won 98% seats.

In GE 2012 PAP won 93% seats.

Not too bad lah, hor?

Anonymous said...

Let us remember this:
"PRs in workforce jumped by 91% from 2001 to 2010".

In 2016, during the next general election, we feel and remind ourselves how much much we have been drown by tsunami of permanent residents and foreigners.

Then we know what we shall do in the final day of general election.

Anonymous said...

We learn so much about all the bad policies and are able to link terrible things happening to them. Thanks to the non-mainstream internet media nowadays. Just not long ago, we still thot everything was so good and doing fine in S'pore.

Anonymous said...

As more and more are revealed, Singaporeans will slowly but surely realised that they papist Leegime has been fooling them all these years. They should rightfully feel cheated and be very very angry. Otherwise something is wrong. Singaporeans pls wake up from the pap spell.

Ng Eng Hou said...

Not surprised by this because the way the government handed out PRs is liked businessmen giving out name cards.

Who to blame? Blame those people who voted for PAP?

If you want to bring in more people, you must make the piece of 'cake' bigger so everyone has a fair share. Without this, there can only be social tension. We're now having more and more educated people being unemployed. What are they going to do with these displaced people?

If in Election 2016, we're going to have the same result as in 2011, I will say we're finished because most of us are simply brain-dead!

Anonymous said...

Anybody who takes MRT to & from work will know. No need for overpriced so-called professors who frankly don't deserve their salaries.

10 years ago on the trains, you can tell that about 30% are foreigners.

Today, unless you're blind, you can see that easily 50%-60% are foreigners. And that's on the earlier times -- for workers starting work by 8.30am or 9am.

If you take the later trains e.g. 9.30am, you will find out that 70%-80% of the people are foreigners. From firsthand experience, the average foreigner PMEs prefer to start work later at 10am. And many MNCs accommodate such foreigner preference, especially the foreign banks.

Anonymous said...

"If you take the later trains e.g. 9.30am, you will find out that 70%-80% of the people are foreigners."

Good observation. But there are many donkeys still spinning stories on integration and the need for immigrants to augment the population.

Anonymous said...

The PAP only wants to increase the workforce at all costs as their objective is to fuel our GDP. They do not care a damn if the jobs go to Singaporeans a not. What they say about Singaporeans being first just do mot align with their actions.
The consequence of massive influx of foreigners results in overcrowding at all levels- our transport infrastructure, our inadequate supply and rising price of HDB flats, shopping malls and poorer quality of living. PAP just do not feel for the sufferings of Singaporeans have to endure at ground level.

Anonymous said...

Not all PRs are part of the workforce. Many are students, a few are homemakers, many are not in the country.

But it is quite possible that the vast majority of new jobs was taken by PRs and pass-holding foreigners.