More Foreign Workers Coming into Singapore, Easing Manpower Crunch
Businesses can breathe a sigh of relief as the manpower crunch is expected to ease in the coming months, thanks to more foreign workers coming in.
Now that the borders have opened again, the labour shortage issue can be addressed. More foreign workers are expected to come into Singapore in the coming months.
A significant part of the shortage issue was attributed to the effects of Covid-19. With a drop in the non-resident workforce, the business sector was plunged into a manpower crunch while battling the pandemic. With demand on the rise, the Government is acting swiftly to allow foreign workers to once again come into Singapore. This will be done as the country progressively lifts the restrictions on its borders.
A Shortage Solution for Employers
With 5,200 short-term Covid-19 workers about to cease their contracts in the coming months, they will be on the lookout for new jobs. These are the candidates that employers should consider hiring to address the shortage issue. With more workers entering Singapore soon, employers should be able to find some hiring relief.
These workers are part of the short-term Covid-19 workforce. They are part of the 6,400 employees hired in the public sector, medical service providers sector, and government-funded institutions. The remaining 1,200 employees will be allocated to more long-term roles as Singapore begins to make its way out of the pandemic era.
The Employment and Employability Institute and Workforce Singapore is providing employment facilitation support for the 5,200 employees looking for jobs. Employers are also able to reach out to these agencies if they would like to connect with a suitable candidate. Many of these employees hail from retail or beverage sectors.
A Positive Growth For the First Time in Two Years
For the first time since the pandemic, non-resident employment in Singapore is finally seeing some growth. Employment has definitely picked up the pace this year.
With Singapore and Malaysia easing their land border regulations recently, this should help with the labour shortage Singapore has faced since Covid-19. Employees who have left their Covid-19 jobs recently are prime candidates employers should consider.
There are still plenty of opportunities for local hires too, even with the surge of foreign workers. The Government is also urging employers and businesses to consider employees that have undergone training programmes under the SG United Jobs and Skills Package.
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