MNCs stick to growth plans in Singapore amid pandemic

Investments remain on track, with firms looking to hire local talent to support plans

American tech giant Micron Technology has 200 full-time job openings in Singapore, and another 150 traineeship roles which it aims to fill by the end of the year. PHOTO: MICRON
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Global multinational corporations (MNCs) are staying firm on their plans to expand in Singapore in spite of the economic downturn triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, and are hiring local talent to support these growth targets.

They include players in the technology sector such as semiconductor firm GlobalFoundries, life science tools manufacturer Illumina and Micron Technology, one of the world's biggest chipmakers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 10, 2020, with the headline MNCs stick to growth plans in Singapore amid pandemic. Subscribe