08 Jan '12, 9am

Service industry to get manpower boost

Service industry to get manpower boost

SINGAPORE: Industry players said a national initiative to grow a stable pool of part-time workers is timely, especially with slower economic growth expected this year. They believe more companies will turn to trained part-timers as a source of manpower. The programme, launched in September last year, has attracted 70 companies and more than 3,000 workers. Seventeen-year-old Moe Sat Aung is getting his first taste of part-time work as a waiter. The Jurong Junior College student wants to earn extra pocket money during the school holidays and gain new experience. Moe Sat Aung said: "The hours are very flexible because you can choose which slots you want to work. You can also tell them in advance you want to work next week or the week after. You actually don't work the strenuous hours that the full-timers work." Many companies employ a significant proportion of part-time worke...

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