Singapore’s tech grads in limbo amid shrinking job market

SMU information systems graduate Mr James Looi applied for 20 jobs in technology but only heard back from one. PHOTO: JAMES LOOI
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SINGAPORE - Since he was a teenager, Mr James Looi aspired to work for a tech firm where he could create products to improve people’s lives.

The 26-year-old pursued his interest in information systems at Singapore Management University, earning coveted internships at GovTech, Grab and Shopee, and also starting a product management club at university.

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