PMET IT job posted in jobstreet Indonesia?


A friend who has been unemployed for more than a year, after being laid off by a multi-national company (MNC) in Singapore, despite sending more than a hundred applications alerted me to the following job posting (she is applying for – more than 20 years relevant experience with IT and accounting professional qualifications):-


“IT Applications Analyst (ERP System & Software applications)


BGC Group Pte Ltd (Recruitment Firm)
Other requirements:
. Able to speak fluent English. (This ad is also posted in Indonesia jobstreet website)
. Intended or able to work in Singapore. Office location is in Singapore. (This ad is also posted in Indonesia jobstreet website)”
Since such PMET jobs must be posted in the National Jobs Bank to give “Singaporeans first” – the priority – why does the job ad say twice that “(This ad is also posted in Indonesia jobstreet website)”?
So far, there are already 53 applicants (21 foreign and 32 local) – the closing date is 3 June.
The consistent rhetoric in the media that PMET IT jobs are the fastest growing jobs sector and that there is a severe shortage of Singaporeans to fill the jobs available do not seem to connect with the reality on the ground, that as I understand it – many unemployed Singaporean PMET IT professionals are facing.
For those who have more information and experience on this issue – please share with your fellow Singaporeans.
What are your thoughts on the above?
Leong Sze Hian


About the Author

Leong Sze Hian has served as president of 4 professional bodies, honorary consul of 2 countries, an alumnus of Harvard University, authored 4 books, quoted over 1500 times in the media , has been a radio talkshow host, a newspaper daily columnist, Wharton Fellow, SEACeM Fellow, columnist for theonlinecitizen and Malaysiakini, executive producer of Ilo Ilo (40 international awards), invited to speak more than 200 times in over 30 countries, CIFA advisory board member, founding advisor to the Financial Planning Associations of Indonesia and Brunei. He has 3 Masters, 2 Bachelors degrees and 13 professional  qualifications.