Over 56% of Singapore employers in specific sectors are looking to hire

Industries like Essential Domestic Services, Modern Services and Built Environment are most likely to hire new talent despite market outlook.
By: | January 27, 2021
Topics: News | Recruitment | Singapore

Despite the current economic uncertainty caused by the pandemic, more than half of Singapore employers surveyed (56%) said they are looking to hire, according to a report by NTUC Learning Hub, which surveyed over 900 working professionals at the start of October 2020. 

The more optimistic outlook has been more apparent in industries like Essential Domestic Services (65%), Modern Services (62%), and Built Environment (61%).

Within Essential Domestic Services, jobs like Early Childhood Care & Education Teacher (24%), Early Childhood Care & Education Workplace Safety and Health (18%) and Training and Adult Education Learning Management (18%) are sought after by employers.

In Modern Services, companies are keen to hire in roles like Financial Services Blockchain (18%), Infocomm Technology Cyber Security (14%), and Infocomm Technology Operations and Support (14%).

In the Built Environment, popular roles include Built Environment Project Management (42%), Security Consultancy (26%), and Built Environment Engineering Consultancy and Design (26%).

The report also revealed that hybrid roles will also be an emerging trend as the majority (71%) of employers intend to hire staff with broader skill sets in the future. 

Based on the survey, the most valuable supplementary skills employees should have are: data analysis (54%), project management skills (52%), digital marketing (35%) and basic IT support (31%). 

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“To help job seekers navigate the current economy, many employers are open to hiring inexperienced talent with micro-credentials, and this has been prominent in those industries which are experiencing a shortage of skilled talent,” says Tay Ee Learn, Director of NTUC Learning Hub’s Technical Skills Product Division.