PRC migrant workers from Hubei province earn between $1,000 to $1,800 in Singapore
Posted by temasektimes on March 5, 2012
In the last few years, an increasing number of PRC Chinese from Hubei (湖北) province has arrived to find work in Singapore. Hubei is located in the central part of China along the upstream of the Yangtze river with the city of Wuhan as its provincial capital.
According to a special feature report by Wuhan Evening Daily, the PRC Chinese from Hubei province working in Singapore earn between S$1,000 and S$1,800.
21 year old Peng Yuanyuan arrived in Singapore last year February to work in an electronic firm in Singapore. She worked 15 days of day shift and night shift per month and spend an average of 11.6 hours working each day. Her basic salary is $1,000 monthly and she can earn up to $1,800 sometimes with extra shift.
31 year old man Ya Weili graduated from Wuhan polytechnic. Last year December, he was recruited by Singapore’s Nanyang Junior College to be its IT engineer maintaining over 500 personal computers. He works 8 hours a day and earns a monthly salary of $1,800.
A graduate student of the Wuhan tourism school, 18 year old Zhou Mengying found work at a Singapore Four-Star hotel this year to work as a sales assistant. She works 8 hours a day and rests two days a week, drawing a monthly salary of $1,400.
Singapore is in desperate need of PRC workers due to manpower shortage in the country. Wuhan Tiandi International Labor company manager Liu Hong said many Singapore companies have approached him for assistance in recruiting PRC workers to work in various sectors in Singapore such as the hotel, IT, transport and teaching.
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