SINGAPORE: Human resource experts have said that Singaporeans could expect up to 1,000 new jobs with the development of Project Jewel at Changi Airport.
The opportunities would include areas in retail, food and beverage, as well as shopping mall and facilities management.
Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced plans to build the facility at the 2013 National Day Rally on August 18.
The lifestyle destination at Changi Airport would feature a range of retail outlets and unique leisure attractions.
Experts believe there would be time to further prepare the workforce for Project Jewel, which is to be ready by 2019.
There are relevant courses in places like polytechnics and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency, but they do not expect a sharp increase in places for these courses.
Amos Tan, a lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic Business School's marketing-retail management section, said: "We (Singapore Polytechnic) have provided many relevant courses to upgrade people to relocate them into different industries.
"If you were to look at it from this angle, we would actually be able to provide more job opportunities and retrain our Singaporeans.
“I feel that there would be a slight increase in terms of intake of students, but I don't think it will be drastic because after all, retail experience comes from hands-on experience instead of classroom training.”
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