EuroCham would like to share with you the response we have received from the Foreign Workforce Policy department of MOM as a follow up on the joint statement dated 19 March 2021 that EuroCham sent to then-Minister for Manpower Mrs Josephine Teo and the engagement we had on the 8th of April in the presence of multiple European National Business groups. Earlier EuroCham also conducted a survey with close to 300 participants.
These initiatives were an opportunity for the European community to give feedback to MOM’s announcement on work arrangements for Dependant’s Pass (DP) holders. The response was positive news, in so far as MOM has now published the details on requirements for DP holders to work.
Many existing LOC holders already meet prevailing work pass criteria. Nonetheless, MOM will be pleased to facilitate the transition as needed. Firms can call MOM’s hotline at 6438 5122 for assistance or reach out to the relevant sector agencies such as the Economic Development Board or Enterprise Singapore. As for the concerns regarding international schools, the Economic Development Board is already in touch with a number of them. MOM has also sent the Economic Development Board your feedback. EuroCham members are encouraged to connect with Workforce Singapore should they wish to find out more about accessing local jobseekers.
Should you require any further assistance or clarifications on the new work arrangements for DP holders, we are more than happy to assist.
EuroCham will continue to be a powerful voice to promote the interests of our members from the European Business community.