29 Feb '12, 1am

High demand seen for workers with niche skills

High demand seen for workers with niche skills

INDIVIDUALS with niche skills and who are looking for engineering, information-technology (IT) and sales and marketing jobs in the commerce sector this year are likely to see strong job prospects and high salary increases, even as the general job-market outlook here remains cautiously optimistic. Continued growth in these areas is less directly affected by the global economic uncertainty, said human-resource consultancy Robert Walters. The firm yesterday revealed the findings of its latest annual recruitment-trend and salary-level survey, which is in its 13th edition. Miss Andrea Ross, managing director of Robert Walters, noted that commerce companies hired a large number of experienced professionals last year, in line with their growth strategies, and that the trend is likely to continue this year. More of such talents may be hired specifically within the oil and gas, che...

Full article: http://www.asiaone.com/Business/News/Story/A1Story2012022...

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