Construction firms boost hiring, wages as industry recovers from pandemic

It costs about $600 to bring in new workers now, compared with about $2,000 previously. ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
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SINGAPORE - Construction companies here are ramping up their hiring and bumping up salaries, as the sector recovers from its worst-hit days at the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Industry players say general workers, or those who do not have specialised skills, can expect to earn around $23 a day, up from $18 a day pre-pandemic. 

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