Hotel group chief says shortage of workers in Singapore
22 January 2013 Last updated at 03:26 GMT
Rules that restrict the number of foreign workers that companies in Singapore can employ is challenging some firms.
The city state has also recently increased the levies that employers have to pay to hire foreign workers.
The chief executive of Pan Pacific Hotel, Patrick Imbardelli, told the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl his company is now dealing with a shortage of the employees they need to grow their business.