SINGAPORE: The Sentosa HarbourFront Business Association (SHBA) held its first career fair at the ITE College West on Friday.
More than 1,000 job openings were available at the one-day event, and the Association expects the number to grow.
SHBA’s chairman Goh Chye Boon said: "The precinct is actually enlarging in terms of number of attractions. We also have new hotels coming up. So you are looking at a growth precinct.
“We will have more land for development. We are looking forward to the new plans that can transform even more parts of the precinct, not just the Sentosa precinct, but also the Mount Faber and HarbourFront precincts."
The positions up for grabs at the fair are mostly in the service areas such as guest service assistants and housekeeping from 16 employers at the Sentosa and Harbourfront precinct.
About 400 ITE graduates and undergraduates attended the fair.
The Association said platforms such as these are important to reach out to potential employees, particularly in a tight labour market.
Mr Goh said: "Every encounter, every opportunity you have with the young Singaporeans is an opportunity to be able to attract them into the industry. And I think in a tight labour situation, this is very important. We really need the people who have some inclination to join this industry to join us."
To attract more talent to the Sentosa and HarbourFront precinct, and to retain its current employees, an employee perks programme was launched in February to allow employees to enjoy discounts and privileges in the precinct. - CNA/gn
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