Jobs Bank

Before applying for an Employment Pass (EP), employers are expected to advertise the job opening in the Jobs Bank, and consider all candidates fairly. This is to promote fair employment practices and improve labour market transparency.

Advertisements in the Jobs Bank should clearly explain the job requirements and salary offered to attract the right candidates. The jobs must be posted on the Jobs Bank for at least 14 days & must not contain discriminatory words. The posting will expire in 3 months and new postings are required if necessary.

Exemption from advertising requirement

For practical reasons, you are not required to advertise in the Jobs Bank if any of the following applies:

  • Your company has fewer than 10 employees.
  • The fixed monthly salary for the vacancy is $20,000 and above.
  • The vacancy is to be filled by an intra-corporate transferee as defined by the World Trade Organisation’s General Agreement on Trade in Services.
  • The vacancy is short-term, i.e. not more than 1 month.
All employers must practise fair hiring even if their job vacancies can be exempted from advertising in the Jobs Bank.

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