Thursday, 29 Jul 2021

Mismatch in expectations leave many vacancies unfilled, say observers

SINGAPORE – At a time when Singapore’s resident unemployment rate is 4.5 per cent, there are as many as 84,400 positions that are waiting to be filled.

About 117, 500 new jobs, training and attachment positions were created by the National Jobs Council by end-August – surpassing the original 100,000 target. However, only 33,100 local job seekers have been placed in these roles, a jobs situation report by the Manpower Ministry revealed on Oct 7.

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