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More quick thinking needed in race to close jobs-skills gap

The difficulty of matching job seekers with suitable vacancies is not new but has been a major focus in recent years as the nature of work is changing more quickly due to disruption.

Much time, effort and money have been poured into pushing Singaporeans to upgrade their skills and adapt to new jobs as the economy restructures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 25, 2019, with the headline 'More quick thinking needed in race to close jobs-skills gap'. Print Edition | Subscribe