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Crossing the PMET divide: Can every job be a good job?

Pressure to place ever more Singaporeans into PMET jobs likely to rise; it is estimated that by 2030, about two in three of them will hold such jobs

Walter Theseira (left) of SUSS said higher wages for non-PMET jobs would encourage Singaporeans to reconsider such jobs; NTUC's Desmond Choo (right) said widespread cheap sourcing was a challenge.


MORE PMETs (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) are getting retrenched, while non-PMET jobs continue to be shunned by Singaporeans.

As such, questions have been raised about whether increasing the wages for non-PMET positions is a better solution for this...

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