Guess what? They’re going to hire more Singaporeans in spite of some internet calls for boycott.
In an exclusive interview with Singapore Business Review, a spokesperson of Jollibee Singapore said the success of the first store encourages them to embark for the opening of their second store possibly in the next quarter.
“We didn’t expect a very strong response. Our store opens at 9am and is supposed to close at 9pm but because of long queues of customers even during weekdays, we have to keep it open until 2am,” he said.
Jollibee Singapore officially opened on March 12 despite threats of boycott from Singapore nationals over hiring discrimination claims.
In a separate interview, Jollibee Vice President for Asia and Middle East Dennis Flores defended that Jollibee Singapore has a total of 62 staff, of which 79% are locals - 46 Singapore nationals and 3 permanent residents.
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