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Foreign labour pool will grow, but at slower pace: DPM Teo Chee Hean

Published on Jun 21, 2014 9:50 AM
 
The pool of foreign labour will keep growing, but at a slower, more sustainable pace, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday. -- PHOTO: BT FILE

The pool of foreign labour will keep growing, but at a slower, more sustainable pace, Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean said yesterday.

The process has been painful for companies, but is necessary to raise productivity in sectors that are still lagging, he added.

The minister was responding to questions at a luncheon during the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce's (SICC's) 173rd annual general meeting (AGM).

Manpower issues were the foremost concern among chamber members and senior business leaders at the event, held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel and attended by about 200 people.

 
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