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Overseas Singaporean managers in demand back home

Those in hospitality, NSmen could solve F&B sector's manpower crunch

Published on Apr 2, 2014 7:43 AM
 
-- ST ILLUSTRATION: CHEE CHEW

There are at least a thousand Singaporean managers in hotels and restaurants in China and the Middle East, and the man- power-starved hospitality sector here is eyeing them hungrily.

"Many of these workers have at least three years of experience overseas. They have useful skills and knowledge which they can share with junior staff," said Food and Beverage Managers' Association president Cheong Hai Poh.

Convinced that getting these Singaporeans to return will lick the manpower problem here, he told reporters yesterday he hoped to get the support of employers taking part in a trade fair here next week.

Called Food&HotelAsia2014, the fair is a four-day networking event for companies and workers in the food and hospitality industries, and expects to draw at least 60,000 visitors.

 
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Many of these workers have at least three years of experience overseas. They have useful skills and knowledge, which they can share with junior staff.

- Food and Beverage Managers' Association president Cheong Hai Poh