Visions of Santa Cruz – Maria Virginia Reina must show they tried to hire S'poreans first. Article from Straits Times, Breaking News (23 September 2013): Firms must show they tried to hire S'poreans first. By Toh Yong Chuan From August next year, firms that want to hire foreign professionals must prove that they have tried to hire Singaporeans. These employers have to advertise for Singaporeans to fill the vacancies in a national jobs bank administered by the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, the Manpower Ministry said on Monday. Firms with 25 or fewer staff will be exempted from advertising rule, or those hiring for jobs paying ,000 and above a month. Those who do not advertise in the national job bank will have the foreigners' Employment Pass (EP) applications rejected. The move is part of a Fair Consideration Framework announced by the ministry that requires employers to consider Singaporeans fairly before hiring foreigners. Besides the advertising rule, firms that have What if
your spell works?

And I cough
enough blood
for a red mustang
a holy backdrop of California mountains.
You wish I was
a prophet

If I could I would die
of prophecy

but not before I found you,
my promised hand –

Forgive me!
Forgive me!
I love thee!
Forgive the endurance
of reason
At last I cast it to the wind

And I came all this way.
Aren’t I
Your good pilgrim?


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