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Updated: 01/29/2013 04:51 | By Channel NewsAsia

Number of job vacancies hit new high in 2012

Number of job vacancies hit new high in 2012


Number of job vacancies hit new high in 2012

SINGAPORE: The number of job vacancies rose by 4.4 per cent to hit 56,400 last September, a new high amid the tight labour market.

According to a Ministry of Manpower report, most job vacancies were in the service and sales sector, with a strong demand for shop assistants, waiters, security guards and cashiers.

This was followed by technicians and associate professionals.

The number of vacancies left unfilled for at least six months rose to more than 20,000.

Employers may have faced difficulties in hiring due to moderation in the inflow of foreign workers.

The Manpower Ministry said employers had difficulties hiring locals for two in three of the vacancies.

— CNA/xq

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