S'pore cleaning firms lose staff after Malaysia border fully reopens

A cleaner from Perfection General Services working at Chinatown Hawker Centre on Nov 8, 2021. ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
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SINGAPORE - Some cleaning firms are so short of staff that they face having to turn down new jobs or give up on existing contracts because they do not have enough cleaners to carry out the work.

Mr Vincent Goh, managing director of Perfection General Services, said the labour crunch is forcing him to prematurely terminate his cleaning service contract worth about $65,000 a month with Chinatown Complex Food Centre.

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