MANUFACTURING | Staff Reporter, Singapore

Manufacturing industry opened 6,300 manufacturing jobs: MOM

Close to 5,100 are for PMETs.

Nearly 1,000 companies in the manufacturing sector have come aboard SGUnited Jobs and Skills programmes, which opened over 6,300 jobs, traineeship and attachment, and training opportunities to local jobseekers, according to the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).

Amongst which, close to 5,100 are for professionals, managers, executives and Technicians (PMETs) and more than 1,200 are for non-PMETs.

The top hiring roles in manufacturing include engineering professionals, electronics engineers, manufacturing engineering technicians, production clerks and administrative professionals or associates. The median salaries for these roles range from $1,500 to $4,700.


Between April and June, more than 730 jobseekers have entered the manufacturing sector with support from the SGUnited Jobs and Skills programmes. About 62% are mid-career individuals who participated in WSG’s Professional Conversion Programmes, the press release added.

Since June, about 60 fresh graduates have embarked on traineeships with more than 25 host organisations to gain industry-relevant experience and build professional networks.

Further, MOM said that the biomedical science sub-sector remains a bright spot. To date, there are close to 400 opportunities offered by more than 50 companies in the biomedical science sector under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, which include roles such as biotechnologist, production manager (cell and gene therapy), automation engineers, chemist, validation specialists, quality assurance managers and microbiologists.

About 75% of roles under this segment remain unfilled.

MOM added that together with the PCP for medical technology engineer and assistant engineer, an additional 450 mid-career job seekers may look forward to new careers in the biomedical science sector over the next three years.

From January to July, 36,400 jobseekers received basic career advisory or job search assistance through WSG and NTUC-e2i’s career matching services, the press release stated. This is 30% more than the same period in 2019, despite constraints during the Circuit Breaker on physical travelling and face-to-face interactions. Of the 36,400 jobseekers, 22,700 received individualised career coaching, which is 20% more than the same period in 2019. 

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