07 Mar '11, 4pm

DTN Singapore: Strong hiring expectations in Singapore in Q2: survey: SINGAPORE : Hiring activity in Singapore a...

SINGAPORE : Hiring activity in Singapore appears set to continue at a strong pace in the second quarter of this year. Human Resource firm Manpower said its latest survey showed that job growth will moderately improve in the three-month period starting April compared to the same period last year. Some 620 employers were polled across seven industry sectors in Singapore. 33 per cent of respondents expect to add workers, 3 per cent anticipate a reduction, while 61 per cent do not foresee any changes to their workforce. The most robust forecast is in the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector. Bright hiring prospects are also reported in the Mining & Construction sector. Elsewhere, services sector employers report a healthy outlook, and solid hiring activity is forecast in the Transport & Utilities and the Wholesale Trade & Retail Trade sectors. On quarter, Manpower said hiri...

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