Almost 1 in 4 PMEs on fixed-term contracts: ST poll

Less job stability, fewer benefits a concern for such professionals, managers and executives

Nearly all professionals, managers and executives in the ST poll preferred permanent contracts, but when probed on whether they would always choose a permanent contract over a fixed-term one, 24 per cent were open to the idea of accepting a term cont
Nearly all professionals, managers and executives in the ST poll preferred permanent contracts, but when probed on whether they would always choose a permanent contract over a fixed-term one, 24 per cent were open to the idea of accepting a term contract in the future. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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Nearly a quarter of professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) in Singapore are hired on fixed-term contracts, a survey commissioned by The Straits Times has found, underlining a growing trend that labour experts have highlighted as a matter of concern.

The survey on employment matters involving PMEs found 23 per cent of respondents were hired on fixed-term contracts at the time of the survey.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 16, 2020, with the headline Almost 1 in 4 PMEs on fixed-term contracts: ST poll. Subscribe