Logistics firm falsely declared it had considered local candidates when hiring: MOM

The Ministry of Manpower building. (Yahoo News Singapore file photo)

SINGAPORE — A logistics firm has become the first company here to be charged by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) for falsely declaring that it had given fair consideration to local candidates before trying to employ a foreigner.

Ti2 Logistics was charged in the State Courts on Tuesday (14 January), said MOM in a news release.

“Investigations by the MOM revealed that the company had falsely declared in an Employment Pass (EP) application that it had interviewed two applicants who are Singapore citizens and considered local candidates fairly for the position of Business Development Manager that it was hiring,” said the ministry.

“However, Ti2 Logistics had already pre-selected the EP applicant and had no intention to interview any local candidates,” it added.

MOM noted that, since 2014, employers submitting EP applications need to first advertise their job openings on MyCareersFuture.sg, unless exempted. They must also fairly consider all candidates, as prescribed under the ministry’s Fair Consideration Framework.

The ministry reiterated that making false declarations to the Controller of Work Passes for work pass applications is a serious offence. Those convicted can be fined up to $20,000, jailed up to two years, or both on each charge.

Members of the public who are aware of employers who have discriminatory hiring or workplace practices can report the matter to the Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) at https://www.tal.sg/tafep/contact-us.

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