SINGAPORE: More than 1,000 job openings in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sectors are on offer to Singaporeans and permanent residents at the Suntec City Mall career fair this week.
The jobs will be created when Phase 1 of the current renovation at Suntec is completed.
More than 120 new stores are expected to open in June later this year.
These include retail stores H&M, Uniqlo, Charles and Keith, Giant and F&B establishments like Popeyes and Breadtalk.
Employers participating in the career fair said they are looking to hire people for jobs ranging from frontline positions to administrative and technical.
Some job seekers have already been offered interviews.
Roy Chua, HR manager of Paradise Group Holdings, said: "We have a new restaurant called Le Restaurant that's opening here in Suntec City in June. It's a new concept, so we hope to be attracting talents to join this new concept through this job fair."
Chief executive officer of the Employment and Employability Institute (e2i), Gilbert Tan, said they are committed to provide solutions for skilled manpower to meet the needs of the retail and F&B industry.
Selected candidates will undergo customised training to raise their skills and employability so as to improve job opportunities.
This includes a 2.5-day "Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) The Service Innovator" course and a one-day "WSQ Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures" course.
The career fair ends on Friday. - CNA/xq
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