92,000 jobs committed to Singapore job seekers

Manpower Minister Josephine Teo revealed that about seven in 10 of the jobs committed so far are PMET roles.
By: | August 11, 2020

Around 92,000 jobs, traineeship and attachment opportunities have been committed to job seekers in Singapore as of end-July, Manpower Minister Josephine Teo revealed in a press conference on August 11.

Teo, who will be speaking at the HR Tech Festival Asia Online 2020 which is happening from September 29 to October 1, added that about seven in 10 of these positions are professional, manager, executive and technician (PMET) roles.

Taking up about half of these jobs are government-funded, heavily subsidised traineeship and attachment opportunities, or hiring that was brought forward by public sector agencies.

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Meanwhile, about 42,000 positions are offered by private sector employers, with the bulk of those long-term roles which are longer than 12 months, and are not limited to permanent positions.

So far, some 24,000 job seekers have secured employment or training opportunities as of the end of July, with about six in 10 in short-term positions. Around 40% of the secured roles are for PMETs.

Explaining the lower percentage of PMETs roles, Teo said, “It shows that for matching of PMETs, it tends to be less straightforward, because the host companies or the employers are looking for a better match in terms of skills, in terms of experience, as well as in terms of the wage expectations.”