Hiring persons with disabilities: Quota won't work, says MSF

Having employment quotas would not work as firms could just offer menial or low-paying jobs to meet the quota, "without gainfully employing persons with disabilities to the best of their abilities", said a spokesman for the Ministry of Social and Fam
Having employment quotas would not work as firms could just offer menial or low-paying jobs to meet the quota, "without gainfully employing persons with disabilities to the best of their abilities", said a spokesman for the Ministry of Social and Family Development.ST FILE PHOTO

An employment quota to get more people with disabilities into the workforce will not work in Singapore, says the Government.

Such a system would introduce labour market inflexibility and invite competing calls for quotas for other segments of the workforce, such as for ethnic minorities, said a spokesman for the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2019, with the headline 'Hiring persons with disabilities: Quota won't work, says MSF'. Print Edition | Subscribe