Singapore, which has just 4 million citizens and permanent residents, has over a million foreign workers. Photo: AFP
Singapore, which has just 4 million citizens and permanent residents, has over a million foreign workers. Photo: AFP
Singapore

One-eighth of Singapore’s foreign workforce lost jobs last year. Will they ever return?

  • Non-residents, mostly lower-skilled workers, accounted for all job losses last year as the city state battled its deepest recession ever
  • Economists say foreign talent is still needed when the economy picks up, and while offshoring from ‘superstar cities’ is becoming more common, Singapore is still alluring to expats

Singapore, which has just 4 million citizens and permanent residents, has over a million foreign workers. Photo: AFP
Singapore, which has just 4 million citizens and permanent residents, has over a million foreign workers. Photo: AFP
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