20 Jan '11, 8am

Hiring in IT, banking and financial services sectors up

IT IS looking to be a jobseeker's market this year, as a rising number of employers in Singapore say they are on the hunt for new talent. In a survey of 450 executives across several industries, human resource firm Hudson found that 62 per cent of the respondents expected headcount in their firms to increase in the first quarter of the year. This is the highest level of hiring expectation seen in 11 years. Last quarter, 58 per cent of companies said they planned to increase their headcount while in the first quarter of last year, the number stood at 51 per cent. This time around, companies in the information technology (IT) sector were the most upbeat about hiring, with 72 per cent forecasting headcount growth and none saying they would reduce their staff size. 'Areas where skills are required include mobile applications, business intelligence and cloud computing. Companie...

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