52,000 people attended career fair at Marina Bay Sands over the weekend

A bumboat cruising on the Singapore River with Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and the ArtScience Museum in the backgroud on 8 May 2014. About 52,000 people attended the annual STJobs Career and Development Fair organised by Singapore Press Holdings from
A bumboat cruising on the Singapore River with Marina Bay Sands (MBS) and the ArtScience Museum in the backgroud on 8 May 2014. About 52,000 people attended the annual STJobs Career and Development Fair organised by Singapore Press Holdings from July 12 to 13. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - About 52,000 people attended the annual STJobs Career and Development Fair organised by Singapore Press Holdings from July 12 to 13.

Held for the third consecutive year, the career fair included 200 employers from 16 industries such as DBS Bank, IT manufacturer Western Digital and apparel maker Jay Gee Melwani Group. Over 2,000 jobs were on offer.

Ms Joyce Goh, division director of recruitment firm BGC Group, said: "ST Jobs career fair is different from other fairs as exhibitors are of diverse industries and so were able to attract more potential candidates. The advertising and promotional efforts created more awareness and attracted more crowds as well."

At the fair, visitors were also shown the new look of online job portal STJobs.sg. Mr Steven Wong, marketing head of SPH Digital, said: "This year is another breakthrough as we saw more companies and attendees compared to the past two years and we are really pleased with the turnout."

The two-day fair was free for Singaporeans, permanent residents and foreigners holding valid work or student passes.

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