Chan Chun Sing says there are 3.5 million jobs for 2.5 million working adult Singaporeans

Singaporeans do not need to worry about not having a job because the country will not run out of jobs.

According to Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing, there are 3.5 million jobs for 2.5 million working adult Singaporeans.

The Minister was speaking at the Singapore Summit on Thursday, a forum on global trends. The forum was supported by Economic Development Board, Monetary Authority of Singapore, sovereign wealth fund GIC and state investor Temasek.

Minister Chan emphasized that the government’s focus is to keep workers at the “forefront of technology to seize new opportunities, looking for tomorrow’s jobs rather than just hoping that yesterday’s jobs will come back once again.”

He spoke of a silver lining to the COVID-19 pandemic, in that “people have seen the reliability of the Singapore system, and because of that, more investments are attracted to base out of Singapore to continue to serve the global markets, even in the midst of a pandemic and other crisis that may happen in the future.”

The mind-boggling takeaway is the Minister’s claim of 3.5 million jobs for 2.5 million Singaporeans.

It was not the first time that Minister Chan came up with the astounding figure of 3.5 million jobs.

In July last year, in an interview with Asia First on CNA938, he said there would always be more jobs than the number of working adult Singaporeans. And yes, he mentioned the availability of 3.5 million jobs!

Where did he pluck his 3.5 million figure from? He has not explained.

Singaporeans have been told that the country’s unemployment rate has climbed to its highest in a decade. Retrenchments are commonplace and we have been warned to brace ourselves for more job losses in the months ahead.

Yet there are an amazing 3.5 million jobs available for 2.5 million working adult Singaporeans?

 

Augustine Low

 

 

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40 Responses to “Chan Chun Sing says there are 3.5 million jobs for 2.5 million working adult Singaporeans”

  • opposition dude:

    Same pattern when he said that 80% of jobs went to locals and did not even dare to give more details after Pritam asked for a breakdown of the 80%. Even had to resort to asking if Pritam was being divisive too huh!

    So pay this cock no attention. He is, after all, unworthy of any respect after saying we are xia suay. And oh, cotton comes from sheep too!

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  • Harder Truths:

    I think what he means is the ice-ball sellers, kachang-puteh uncles, coffee shop aunties, guinea pigs for medical research, trishaw-riders, sex workers, ah-long money collectors and janitors are still available.

    Oh, and of course we need licensed beggars too. How can $G survive without these ‘core’ jobs?

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  • SiJiânc:

    We’re in a serious time in need of serious leaders. Chan Chun Sing’s opinions are typically full of idiocies but this one in singular in it’s stupidity. A so-called “myopic nativism”

    We can’t put our fate into the hands of such leaders with ‘small minds’ and ‘big mouths’.

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  • Ahpoh:

    HDB going back building even small unit.How to explain?

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  • Where are the jobs ?:

    Where are the jobs for the jobless and underemployed Singaporean ?
    Why so hard to get these good jobs that our Minister says are so many here ?

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  • Really half truth:

    “there are 3.5 million jobs for 2.5 million working adult Singaporeans.”

    What is meant, the missing half truth:

    “There are 3.5 million jobs for 2.5 million working adult Singaporeans AND 20 MILLION foreigners.”

    Why 20 million foreigners? 3 million already in Singapore and millions and millions outside Singapore, waiting to be welcome into Singapore.

    Singaporean citizens, unfortunately, take that half truth to be really true.

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  • OSCOSsive Aristocraps:

    OSCOS = OwnSelf Check OwnSelf

    A Wowwy!-Howwy! pacifying statement need to be proven.
    Else, it’s just a hypothetically null pacification of statistics.

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  • blueview:

    Hi Augustine – would you be able to write about the HDB 99 year leasehold problem? Do you have any latest information on some potential solution?
    Thank you.

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  • Lanny:

    Too much nonsense from this guy. Send him to institute of mental health before he does long-lasting damage to this country.

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  • seriously?:

    i’ll take some of whatever he’s smoking .
    thank you very much!

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  • Halimah Totally USELESS:

    This IDIOT should be charged for FAKE news.
    Why is the unemployment rate so high when there are 3.6 million jobs available.
    How many of these jobs ate hawker center dish washers, table cleaners, toilet attendants ???
    Ah Chan, you are full of SHIT.

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  • ganeshsk:

    “Where did he pluck his 3.5 million figure from? He has not explained.”

    CCS: ” We can give you the figure but what is the point. “

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  • Unless lazy N Unmotivated:

    Yes, I support what CCS said:

    “Singaporeans do not need to worry about not having a job because the country will not run out of jobs.”

    Only the lazy and unmotivated (in short L&U) with unrealistic and illogical will not get jobs.
    1. L&U) Singaporeans want free service from Andrew but do not want to donate to help Andrew when he is in need of help. (PM is right. Singaporeans are Free Riders)
    2. L&U) Singaporeans want high pay with little work and responsibility.
    Many educated Singaporeans unrealistically think that the job markets is like 10 years series Cheat Sheets that you can easily cheat to get a job.
    3. L&U) Singaporeans talk cock sing song only and when you ask them to take responsibility, their balls drop….拍照站前面,出钱跑(躲)厕所。

    Conclusion: Lazy N Unmotivated )Singaporeans are cheapskate just want free sex without taking responsibility like Taiwan DEMOCRATIC Progressive Party President’s spokesman scumbag 丁允恭.

    (the TRUTH) Sex in President Office
    1. 新聞傳真】要女友穿網襪局長室做愛 丁允恭訂婚後劈四女逼墮胎|鏡週刊
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4fzliJvmgM

    2. 花媽愛將 丁允恭劈腿四女 成混世渣男 ! 民進黨 變啞巴? 小英 只能苦吞?! 國民大會 20200910 (完整版)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzK7EFYqqc4

    3. 再爆渣男還有他!夜伴大乳妹!民進黨渣男無極限!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX9XnujzjCU

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$

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  • LKY is Visionary:

    Many pro-democracy nuts attack my great PAP patriotic education (PAP Kindergarten Pre-school) as brainwashing kids when they are young.

    But… hey your Ang Mo Tua Kee Trump now also copy from our great PAP with their own patriotic education called 1776 commission.
    Hard Truth direct from the horse mouth Trump.
    Facts 1 : I will soon sign an executive order to promote patriotic education through the 1776 commission
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey8VJJc8FQg
    Facts 2 : https://nypost.com/2020/09/17/trump-issues-1776-commission-to-promote-patriotic-education/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtng5Y-mmok

    The blacks are angry of Trump patriotic education because under this program, it will downplay the blacks contribution and the harsh reality of how the blacks are enslaved and brought to America to trade as commodity.

    Hey, Dr Chee, Teo Soh Lan, Oxygen and all the pro democracy supporters of Hong Kong rioters, where are you now?

    Have you gone into hiding because you cannot handle the harsh hard truth?

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again
    Majullah $PAP$ $PAP$ Huat$ Huat$ Huat$
    Lazy Singaporeans must be Cheaper, Better, Faster

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  • TUCK WAN:

    just a court Jesker. He is known as Diarrhoea of the mouth

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  • land of agents:

    pap island is a land of agents.

    come out of pap nus jobless, become property agent.

    come out of pap ntu jobless, become insurance agent.

    come out of pap smu jobless, become travel agent.

    come out of pap kindergarten jobless, become any agent.

    lose pap seat in GE, become pap election agent.

    lose pap minister job due to reshuffling, become pap lying agent.

    the agent list is very long. alas. only the agent jobs prefixed by the three letters “pap” such as pap election agent and pap lying agent mean something.

    the rest of the agents actually are mostly hand to mouth jobs.

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  • Cotton Chan:

    CCS IS PULLING “COTTON” OVER OUR EYES!

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  • Realistically:

    The MOST pressing ISSUE concerning or ought to concern sinkies, including the appeal in the Court of Appeal on POFMA by SDP & The Online Citizen is the travesty of justice as a result of the judges breaching their oath of office pursuant to and other Articles the Constitution. What the cotton from sheep aka khi chiu aka XO chye tao kueh or what other Ministers including Shanmmugam, Edwin Tong etc say is UNIMPORTANT to the fundamental question is whether sinkies, especially those on the judicial blacklist akin to the WHITE HORSE label stamped on the elites sons on their NS file, delivers justice in accordance with their oath of office or subject those blacklisted or those like Liyani to protect their cronies, to the travesty of justice.

    Just to remind sinkies please read my comments in the following threads:

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/09/14/they-stood-up-for-a-maid-theyll-stand-up-for-us/

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/09/16/lucien-wong%e2%80%99s-controversial-past-points-to-need-for-reform-of-the-ag%e2%80%99s-office/

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/09/18/what-went-wrong-2/

    http://www.tremeritus.net/2020/09/16/pandora-box-the-extraordinary-case-of-parti-liyani/

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  • John Richards:

    He pulled that figure out of his ass! You can tell ‘cos it’s covered in shit.

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  • Claim vs Proven:

    If Opposition learn to ask a sinple logical question, there will be change sooner :

    Q: You said 3.5m . How can this be proven ?

    1. Typical knee jerk reaction a sinkie may have :
    Q. You Accuse someone Lie ah? You want to die ah? Send you to jail ah.

    Response : The question how tmis the claim proven is technically Agnostic . Eg your employee says she done the job . You would say show me something tangible probing what you claim. Correct? By asking , are you accusing?
    So, dont anyhow use layman misguided thinking and low IQ to debate with me.

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  • Went to Japan:

    2M jobs taken by foreigners, half a million by PRs and new citizens, left 1M for Singaporeans.

    If so, why so many locals still unemployed? Why so many PMETs and grads doing PHV and Grab Food?

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  • NotMyProblem:

    Can MOM POFMA this? If not, it must be true.

    It could be same as cotton from sheep! Just pluck some figure from the air and fart it out! For that we have to pay him million!!

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  • TumasikPatriot:

    From Toilet Manager to Cleaning Engineers, Landscape Organizer to Building Crawler(think spiderman)…plentiful of JOBS available it is the Title of the job that turns Singaporean off Toilet Manager will have piles of applicants…toilet attendants??? Ah Peks and most likely Banglas will be accepted…
    Ah Seng is an Economist they delved in bottom lines…unlike Pink Panty who is a Mathematician where everything adds up…

    No “Thinking” Needed just refer to references and apply and that includes our medical Doctors go according to the Books

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  • xoxo:

    Sure, might as well make that 5.6 million of jobs WAITING TO BE TAKEN UP?

    This bloke lies without blinking his eye$?!

    But, if you include young grads taking up jobs as DELIVERY BOYS at Panda FOOD OR GRAB FOOD or old uncles driving taxis and grannies COLLECTING CARDBOARDS,sure, there are MILLIONS OF JOBS waiting for you???

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  • As:

    I think what he did not say is from degree to skill future to toilet cleaner progressive wage system

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  • callItBluff:

    They are using reserves(partly from taxpayers monies) to create consumption hence jobs. These jobs created are mostly unwarranted,still not effectively addressing damages to the social fabric of society – more are turning to government for help.

    Without true consumption, it is unsustainable in the long term(take SIA for instance)

    Even then, man shall not live by consumption/suspicious jobs alone

    This is just clever way of manipulating social datas.

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  • Conned Care:

    Yes, I believe there are more than 3.5m jobs available – Grab drivers, cleaners, safe distancing ambassadors, — Singapore graduates will become the new poor and the FT will be laughing at us as they will be enjoying their high life here with high paying jobs and living in high end condo. The children and relatives of the stupid 61% deserve a taste of being poor and despise by the FT

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  • Lots of job availability:

    Yes, lots of job available – cleaner, grab driver, grab delivery, sales staff, covid ambassador, data entry clerk for local graduates. Highly paid jobs in banks and IT for those entering through ceca. Continued import of covid 19 of these entrants.

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  • Talk cock Sing numbers:

    “A superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions…. If you lead the people with correctness, who will dare not be correct?”

    - Confucius 3rd cent. BC

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    Yes it’s true. Singaporeans have been trained by MOE & amry to just wait for answers from authority figures. When tasked to do something, they’ll go:”is it approved by govt/boss?”

    And PAP likes it this way. Keep people reliant on you and they’ll keep voting for you.

    Why want to be creative and innovative when you can just wait for higher ups to decide. And then you just follow lor. Exercise initiative and get scolded.

    Unless lazy N Unmotivated:
    Yes, I support what CCS said:

    “Singaporeans do not need to worry about not having a job because the country will not run out of jobs.”

    Only the lazy and unmotivated (in short L&U) with unrealistic and illogical will not get jobs.
    1. L&U) Singaporeans want free service from Andrew but do not want to donate to help Andrew when he is in need of help. (PM is right. Singaporeans are Free Riders)
    2. L&U) Singaporeans want high pay with little work and responsibility.
    Many educated Singaporeans unrealistically think that the job markets is like 10 years series Cheat Sheets that you can easily cheat to get a job.
    3. L&U) Singaporeans talk cock sing song only and when you ask them to take responsibility, their balls drop….拍照站前面,出钱跑(躲)厕所。

    Conclusion: Lazy N Unmotivated )Singaporeans are cheapskate just want free sex without taking responsibility like Taiwan DEMOCRATIC Progressive Party President’s spokesman scumbag 丁允

    GE2024.PAP.Guarantee.Win.Again

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  • PAP CLOSE DOWN:

    With that robot dogs running around, soon all those safe distance ambassadors will be out of jobs.

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  • PSP Silent ?:

    Where is Dr Tan CB ? Before the election, he was so active. Now he is so silent ? What happen ?

    Dr Tan said he will investigate into CECA. Where is he now ?

    Despite losing BB Constituency, Dr Chee is still on the ground as an “shadow MP” to work hard for the residents.

    Dr Tan should also came forward to talk about CECA and question PAP for hiding any facts.

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  • uselesstankl:

    Some firms in security, cleaning and logistics sectors face labour crunch as demand grows amid Covid-19 pandemic

    xxxxx

    Some FREAK JOKE right ????

    So many security companies and AGENCIES ARE REJECTING, REPEAT

    ” REJECTING ”

    ANYONE ABOVE 55 YEARS OLD !!!!

    WHY, EASY TO BLAME,

    1: COVID 19
    2: TOO OLD
    3: NOT FIT
    4: CANNOT WALK PROPERLY
    5: CANNOT PATROL
    6: CANNOT DO CLOCKING
    7: CANNOT MOVE UP AND DOWN STAIRS
    8: CANNOT DO SIMPLE I.T.
    9: CANNOT TALK PROPERLY
    10: CANNOT UNDERSTAND FIRE ALARM SYS.

    There you have it , folks.

    BLAME IT ON EMPLOYERS, WANTING CHEAP MALAYSIAN INDIANS ON $50 OR $60 A DAY WAGES

    AND ” EXPLOITING ” THEM 24 HOURS…

    BUT PAP GOV WILL SAY, ” OK “

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  • MarBowling:

    True Blue Singaporean will only BELIEVE the Crap and Nonsense SPEWING from the Big CB Mouth of this JLB, MF CCS(Cotton Comes from Sh*t oops Sheep)when he STEPS down and RESIGNS IMMEDIATELY from all his Coverment posts and positions and STARTS looking for those LUBRICATING 3.5 millions jobs. We will wait patiently for his GOOD NEWS of securing a NEW JOB and also getting a HIGHER PAY than his World Class Minister’s Salary!

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  • Michael:

    Still looking for a job .this ccs is lying .

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  • Observer:

    I hope these are high-paying jobs.

    Hope that the powers who create money can make it easy and fast for pro-Israel Singaporeans to list companies on NYSE, LSE, SGX, etc.

    Singaporeans can tap onto the TPP market. TPP accounts for approx. 90% of global lithium production. TPP should consider inviting UK and Israel too.

    BTW, many Protestant Christian Singaporeans support Israel because they read about Abraham and agree that Rome (alone) cruxified Jesus.

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  • PAP.GUARANTEE.FLOP.NextGE:

    Dr TAN CB not voted in. So why should he do it for free?

    PSP Silent ?:
    Where is Dr Tan CB ? Before the election, he was so active. Now he is so silent ? What happen ?

    Dr Tan said he will investigate into CECA. Where is he now ?

    Despite losing BB Constituency, Dr Chee is still on the ground as an “shadow MP” to work hard for the residents.

    Dr Tan should also came forward to talk about CECA and question PAP for hiding any facts.

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  • uselesstankl:

    SINGAPORE: Insurance provider AIA Singapore has pledged to create up to 500 job opportunities for fresh graduates and mid-career job seekers to help cushion the blow of rising unemployment amid COVID-19.

    Successful candidates will undergo an initial 10-month training programme, leading to three certifications in finance and investment.

    xxxxx

    IS THIS ANOTHER ” FREAK ” JOKE,

    IN THE LIKES OF FREAK MINISTER, CCS ?

    who are they going to sell insurance products to ????

    Sinkies UNEMPLOYED ?

    CCS ?

    PAP MINISTERS ?

    FW ???

    FTRASH ???

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  • Ah-Ong:

    I like this CCS guy, a lot of BS, good become PM, can BS the world and bring more xia suay stuffs into SG

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  • Good jobs:

    We need good and meaningful jobs…not any jobs.
    Many of the jobs attachment/training schemes are exploitation of labor.
    Sad but true.

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