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Skills mismatch, talent crunch to keep Singapore jobs recovery slow

Singapore policymakers are not sanguine about labour market conditions normalising to pre-Covid-19 levels any time soon.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE - Even before the coronavirus struck, it was clear that digitalisation would tilt the balance of jobs growth globally towards industries which will require skills that a majority of the current workforce lacks.

And now in the wake of the Covid-19-induced downturn, it is becoming increasingly obvious that quite a few job roles, even in traditional sectors, will be lost forever.

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