SINGAPORE: SMRT hired 216 new staff for the North—South and East—West lines during the period from January to June 2012.
The new staff will be deployed in train business, maintenance and the various stations.
SMRT is looking to employ another 230 staff in the next six months.
The new hires were employed to cope with the expanding network and the increase in passenger capacity.
As of March 2012, SMRT had an overall staff strength of at least 6,900, with 53 per cent of them in the operations and maintenance team.
SMRT is also said to be currently looking at three potential candidates to take up its new chief executive officer position.
According to some sources, all three candidates have engineering backgrounds.
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