28 Jan '11, 10am

Record job vacancies last year

Record job vacancies last year

SINGAPORE : The number of job vacancies rose 36% over the year to 50,200 in September 2010. According to the latest annual job vacancies report released by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Friday, the rise in vacancies was driven by Singapore's rapid and robust economic recovery. In fact, MOM said it was the highest number of job vacancies recorded since the comparable series started in March 2006. The highest number of vacancies was for service & sales workers (10,330 or 22% of total vacancies), followed by professionals (8,270 or 18%) and associate professionals & technicians (8,230 or 18%). Nevertheless, in terms of the three broad occupational groupings, employers were most looking to hire professionals, managers, executives & technicians (PMETs) (44%), followed by clerical, service & sales workers (29%) and production & transport operators, cleaners & labourers (27%)...

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