Hospitality and recreational services sector is most attractive sector to work in: Survey

The hospitality and recreational services sector is Singapore's most attractive sector to work in despite the industry struggling to attract talent, a survey of 4,500 employees in December has found.

It is the second year the sector has taken the top spot in the annual Randstad Award survey, conducted by recruitment & human resource services providers Randstad. This is followed by the transport and logistics, and banking and financial services sector.

Of the employees surveyed, 32 per cent view the hospitality and recreational services industry as one that offers a pleasant working atmosphere. Some 29 per cent perceive it to provide interesting job content and 18 per cent believe it offers good training.

Randstad country director for Singapore, Mr Michael Smith, said the sector attracts those looking for an exciting and fast-moving career that also offers flexibility. "This industry is booming - 14.4 million tourists visited Singapore last year and with the development of more attractions and hotels in Singapore, the country's tourism and hospitality sector is set to grow further," he said in a statement on Tuesday.