Updated: 01/29/2013 01:41

Job vacancies up 4.4% to 56,400 in September 2012

Job vacancies up 4.4% to 56,400 in September 2012

Amid the tight labour market, job vacancies rose by 4.4 per cent over the year to 56,400 last September.

The Manpower Ministry's (MOM) latest report said service & sales workers were the most sought after.

This was followed by associate professionals & technicians.

MOM said there were vacancies available for all educational levels. 

Services continued to account for the majority of job openings, mainly in community, social & personal services.

There were also many vacancies in accommodation & food services, wholesale & retail trade and administrative & support services.

Manufacturing contributed to 12 per cent of job openings.

And construction contributed to 7.5 per cent of job openings.

With the labour market near full employment, employers reported difficulties in hiring locals for two in three of the vacancies in 2012.

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