Semiconductor industry booming but firms say hiring is not easy

Applied Materials engineers work on the latest technology to help enable faster, more efficient microchips.
Applied Materials engineers work on the latest technology to help enable faster, more efficient microchips.PHOTO: COURTESY OF APPLIED MATERIALS

SINGAPORE - The semiconductor sector is booming and continues to offer good job opportunities despite the economic downturn caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Problem is, not enough people are signing up to join the industry, the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association told The Straits Times.

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