What our readers know about a country like Singapore. Perhaps most only know that this is the so-called capital country. But it is also an almost ideal country for workers to work. Jobs in Singapore are developing at a tremendous pace due to the absence of corruption. Despite the fact that the population of this island country is only 6 million people, the unemployment rate in this country does not exceed 3%, and the country as a whole employs more than a million force. It is also important that there is almost no corruption in the country. Local government officials encourage foreigners to go to work in their country, so workers will definitely not be left without work. In this article we will talk about working in this small but quite comfortable state.
How to get a job in Singapore
Work in Singapore is arranged in several ways such as:
For legal work, it is necessary to conclude an employment contract with the employer, then you should get a so-called work permit from the Ministry, then the employee must obtain a work visa. For example, the EntrePass visa, which allows foreigners to easily enter and live in the country to start their own business. Initially, it is issued for 1 year, but it can be extended indefinitely.
Illegal work is banned in Singapore, as in most Asian countries, but this does not prevent employers from hiring illegal workers. But there are also its “pitfalls”, usually illegal employers offer worse working conditions and, accordingly, lower wages. In addition, illegal workers can be fined at best and deported at worst. And in case of deportation, a short ban on entering the country is threatened. You should also take into account the fact that without knowledge of English in Singapore you are unlikely to be hired for a highly qualified and well-paid job. Also in Singapore there is an opportunity to get a job in two ways
· seasonal work (salary in this case will be less, but still more than illegal. Suitable for students)
· “contract” work. Working under a contract, the employer receives a highly skilled employee, and the employee in turn receives a decent salary. In Singapore, there are also certain types of permits for professionals
Permits for experienced but medium-skilled workers are issued mainly to migrants to work on construction sites. Salary 2 thousand dollars.
Permission for highly qualified professionals is issued to employees with higher education, such persons can become managers of companies with a salary of 3 thousand dollars a month. Such persons can also open their own business
Finally, a permit is issued to students, mostly foreign, for internships, internships or temporary employment. Mostly the term of the internship is not more than six months, and the level of salary is up to 3 thousand dollars
Pros and cons of working in Singapore
In order to go to Singapore for work, you should find out what are the pros and cons of this country. So, spit
· relatively low tax rate
· comfortable conditions for doing business
· low crime rate
· tolerant attitude towards migrants, because in Singapore the vast majority of them
· the majority of the population speaks English
· opportunity to obtain a long-term visa
· high average wages
Let’s move on to the cons
the first and most obvious disadvantage of working in Singapore is the hot climate, which requires long-term adaptation
· high rental prices (up to 4 thousand dollars)
· strict laws. In Singapore, even the slightest offense can “catch” a fine
· long working day – up to 47 hours a week and finally have to spend a lot of money to buy your own car.
Where to find a job in Singapore
Mostly people look for work in Singapore through recruitment agencies such as Garnerintl.com or through online resources such as Jobstreet.com.sg;