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Hiring plans in Singapore stable: Survey

Quarter of 700 firms polled expect to raise staff count, while 66% see no change

Published on Mar 11, 2014 8:33 AM
Office workers crossing Maxwell Road in the central business district (CBD) area on 10 August 2011. -- ST FILE PHOTO: JOYCE FANG

Singapore employers are upbeat over hiring prospects for the coming quarter in all seven industry sectors, a new report says.

Global employment firm ManpowerGroup surveyed 700 employers here and found nearly a quarter, or 23 per cent, expect staffing levels to rise.

Only 5 per cent anticipate a decrease, while 66 per cent forecast no change in staffing levels. The rest did not know what their plans would be.

Even though hiring plans have dipped by 2 percentage points compared with the previous quarter, hiring intentions remain stable compared with the second quarter of 2013.

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