肯尼亚副总统说若当选总统 将驱逐抢走肯尼亚工作机会的中国人

Jun 22, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

也是肯尼亚八月大选总统候选人的现任副总统威廉·鲁托 (WILLIAM·RUTO) 周二(22日)在一经济论坛上说:对于八月的肯尼亚大选,如果他当选总统,将驱逐那些抢走肯尼亚人就业机会的中国人。

由于新冠病毒肆虐和乌克兰战争导致肯尼亚这个东非最大经济体面临经济困难,肯尼亚8 月 9 日将同时举行三合一的总统、立法和地方选举。

威廉·鲁托周二(22日)在一个经济论坛上说:“无论是卖烤玉米或是卖手机的中国人……我们将把他们全部驱逐赶回到他们自己的国家。”所有这些工作机会都是给肯尼亚人的。他肯定的说,他强调:不要担心从事这些工作的外国人。 我们有足够的飞机把他们装上,驱逐出境。”

威廉·鲁托自诩为:平民保卫者:

中国驻内罗毕大使馆没有就此议题回应法新社做出置评的请求。55 岁的威廉·鲁托正在寻求成为总统乌胡鲁·肯雅塔的接班人;按该国法律规定,总统肯雅塔无法角逐连任第三个总统任期。

威廉·鲁托将自己描述为在面对这些统治肯尼亚的《王朝》,他是普通小老百姓的“足智多谋”捍卫者。

他特别批评了现任总统的经济政策,并答应,如果他八月的大选当选总统后,要取消估计高达700亿美元的肯尼亚债务。

中国是仅次于世界银行后的肯尼亚的第二大债权国,中国并投资肯尼亚的基础设施项目。特别要指出的是,中国为了完成肯尼亚自 1963 年独立以来最昂贵的基础设施项目,提供肯尼亚 50 亿美元(47 亿欧元)的贷款,这项设施也就是建设那条火车路线,自 2017 年以来,这条火车路线中途经过首都内罗毕,将港口城市蒙巴萨与位于里福特山谷的谷奈瓦沙连接起来。所有这些中国的投资往往伴随着大批中国工人涌入肯尼亚。 a


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).