Singapore aims to add at least 20,000 jobs in infocomm media
Singapore seeks to add 20,000 digital roles in the Infocomm Media (ICM) sector, as part of the investments that its Economic Development Board secured in 2019 and 2020.
“As more sectors embark on digitalisation, the economy-wide demand for digital tech talent is set to increase significantly. The sector’s growth also translates into attractive careers for Singaporeans,” said Minister for Communications and Information Josephine Teo, according to Business Times.
“The sector will be vital in building up Singapore’s digital innovation capabilities, and creating sophisticated digital products and services that have the potential to reach global markets,” she said, adding that “it will also be a growth multiplier for the broader economy”.
Teo also noted several key strategies to support the growth of the digital economy. “We will redouble efforts to help more Singaporeans be active participants in our digital workforce,” she said, while keeping Singapore’s digital infrastructure “secure and trusted”.
Teo expects that the ICM sector will grow from its 10% share of the economy. In 2020, economic contributions from the sector had already expanded by 4.8% and added 8,100 jobs.