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Updated: 01/30/2013 19:13 | By Channel NewsAsia

NTUC urges bosses to do more to package jobs to fill vacancies

NTUC urges bosses to do more to package jobs to fill vacancies


NTUC urges bosses to do more to package jobs to fill vacancies

SINGAPORE: The labour movement said employers should do more to package jobs to attract those who are not working to fill job vacancies.

Deputy Secretary—General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) Heng Chee How said the latest labour market figures show that there are more job vacancies available and they are also taking long to be filled.

Mr Heng, who is also Senior Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, said employers should do more to retain older workers, as well as treat and reward them fairly.

He also urged them to motivate older workers to continue to give of their best, for as long as they can and want to.

Mr Heng, who made the call in a post on his Facebook page, described this as win—win.

Earlier in the week, the Manpower Ministry said in a report that the number of job vacancies rose by 4.4 per cent to hit 56,400 in September 2012.

The report, covering the year up till September 2012, said the biggest number of vacancies was in service and sales at 12,430.

They made up 24 per cent of total vacancies.

— CNA/ck/fa

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