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Guard against relapse into foreign worker reliance

PM: While govt has no plans to further squeeze inflow, it will keep close watch against backsliding by employers

Published Tue, Oct 7, 2014 · 09:50 PM

Singapore

THE government will still keep a close watch to ensure companies don't slip back to over-rely on foreign workers again - even as it has no plans to further squeeze their inflow, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Tuesday.

"As I said last week, I do not expect any further major measures to tighten foreign worker numbers," he said in kicking off this year's Productivity Month at the Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre.

"We will give companies time to adjust to the measures and re-tool themselves," he told some 800 executives at the event hosted by the Singapore Business Federation and the Singapore National Employers Federation. "But we need to continue monitoring closely, to ensure that we stay o…

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