04 Aug '11, 8am

Majority of S'pore workers looking to switch careers

SINGAPORE: The career-for-life is vanishing. Human resources firm, Kelly Services, said more than half of all Singaporean respondents to its Global Workforce Index said they expect to switch careers within the next five years. The main cause (32%) is the need for higher income, followed by changing personal interests (25%) and the need for improved work-life balance (25%). The industry sectors in which employees will face the greatest likelihood of career change are Government, Engineering and Information Technology. Some 900 workers in Singapore were polled for the index which covered 30 countries. Kelly Services' Managing Director for Singapore and Malaysia, Melissa Norman, said it's a reflection of shifts in demand for different skills and occupations, as well as changing personal interests on the part of employees. One sign of the shifting attitude to career interrupti...

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