Singapore to create 100,000 jobs in 2021
The Singapore government will create 100,000 jobs in 2021 to help Singaporeans cope with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Many businesses and jobs have been badly affected due to the ‘circuit breaker’ period from April 7 to June 2.
In a national telecast on June 14, Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said, “We will work hard to make sure everyone who wants a job can get a job. So long as you are able and willing, we will support you.”
He added that it will be three times the annual usual number of jobs created and they will be in healthcare, early childhood education, transport, information and communications technology, and financial services.
Chan also said that job centres will be set up in every town to help match Singaporeans to new jobs.
And to help workers upskill and gain new skills, the capacity of training institutes will also be increased.
“We will support you to hire and train graduates and mid-career workers in advance. We will never be done upskilling our people.
“This is especially so for workers who have left school many years ago and did not benefit from the more recent improvements in our education and training system,” he said