HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Local job openings rise: report

Singapore’s hiring situation is seeing an upward trend amidst pandemic.

There has been a 36% surge in job openings whilst applications rose by only 7%, according to a report by employment website JobStreet.

There has been an upward trend in Singapore’s hiring situation, even amidst industries most severely hit by COVID-19.

“COVID-proof” jobs have also sustained strong demand in postings as of Q4 2020.

In spite of the candidates’ agility, they may still be unable to adapt to the rate of change, possibly due to lack of awareness, education and a widening skills gap, according to JobStreet.

To boost employability amongst locals, JobStreet will be hosting a virtual career fair from 1 – 11 March. It will provide jobseekers with opportunities to interact live with more than 40 employers as well as live job interviews and webinar livestreams.

Certified professional courses worth more than $7m will be given complimentary to SEEK Asia candidates at the career fair.

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