I spoke to a girl who was coached by me 1 1/2 years ago. She passed her interview but failed to be employed because she was not granted a working visa by MOM. On hindsight it was a blessing in disguise as she would have been retrenched in the last exercise (under 2 years service). Instead she went on to do a degree course at one of the universities.
It is my feel that the next retrenchment exercise, if there will be one, the senior foreign crew will be the target. In fact, some of them have resigned from the airlines because they can't afford to continually pay their housing rents. They had been drawing only the basic pay which amount to slightly over a thousand dollars per month.
The pandemic has done and still doing a great harm to many. Let's hope with the vaccines, the pandemic will disappear soon.