Singaporean employers had 50,200 jobs to fill in September, a 36% rise over the 36,900 openings in the same month of 2009, reports the Straits Times.
Citing preliminary figures released by the Ministry of Manpower, the newspaper reports that 76% of the vacancies are in the services sector. The manufacturing sector had 8,300 vacancies while construction had openings for 3,300 jobs.
Speaking to the Times, Citigroup economist Kit Wei noted that the hotel, retail and financial services industries have an acute need for workers.
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