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January 2021 - Despite the pessimistic outlook towards the current job market,
bright spots exist where more than half of employers across the board (56%) say
they are looking to hire. This has been most apparent in industry clusters such
as Essential Domestic Services (65%), Modern Services (62%), and Built Environment
These findings are part of NTUC LearningHub's (NTUC LHUB) latest
New Normal of Sector Skills Report where 367 business leaders (senior manager
or directors and above) and 567 full-time employees were surveyed to uncover
the shift in jobs and training dynamics across the six major industries
clusters in Singapore and to enable our workforce to identify sectors to look
out for in the New Normal.
Within the Essential Domestic
Services cluster, the top technical roles which employers are looking to hire
are 'Early Childhood Care & Education Teacher' (24%), 'Early Childhood Care
& Education Workplace Safety and Health' (18%) and 'Training and Adult
Education Learning Management' (18%).
Similarly, within the Modern
Services cluster, roles such as 'Financial Services Blockchain' (18%),
'Infocomm Technology Cyber Security' (14%), and 'Infocomm Technology Operations
and Support' (14%) are the most sought after.
Lastly, as for the Built Environment
cluster, 'Built Environment Project Management' (42%), 'Security Consultancy'
(26%), and 'Built Environment Engineering Consultancy and Design' (26%) are the
top in-demand roles coveted by employers.
The report also reveals that in
general, only less than half (48%) say that their companies have employees with
the right skill sets to achieve their current goals. Moreover, two thirds (66%)
of employers say that the shortage of right talent available to fill the roles
they are looking to hire has negatively affected their businesses. This is
especially the case for employers in the Manufacturing (81%), Built Environment
(71%) and Modern Services (65%).
Commenting on the findings, Tay
Ee Learn, Director of NTUC LHUB's Technical Skills Product Division says, "Although
some sectors remain hard hit as a result of the effects of the pandemic, it has
been proven that there are career opportunities available as companies adapt to
new ways of doing business. These findings provide invaluable insights for
employees to navigate a 'Never Normal' in their preparation for multiple
careers in a lifetime to secure the best chance of thriving in the turbulent
pandemic era and beyond."
"To help job seekers navigate
the current economy, many employers are open to hiring inexperienced talent
with micro-credentials, and this has been prominent in those industries which
are experiencing a shortage of skilled talent. We hope that such insights help
individuals in their continuous learning journey beyond formal education in
seeking job opportunities in new fields or industries."
To download The New Normal of Sector Skill report, visit https://www.ntuclearninghub.com/sector-skills-report-2020
About NTUC LearningHub
LearningHub is the leading Continuing Education and Training provider in
Singapore which aims to transform the lifelong employability of working people.
Since our corporatisation in 2004, we have been working employers and
individual learners to provide learning solutions in areas such as Cloud,
Infocomm Technology, Healthcare, Employability & Literacy, Business
Excellence, Workplace Safety & Health, Security, Human Resources and
Foreign Worker Training.
NTUC LearningHub has helped over 25,000 organisations and achieved over 2.5
million training places across more than 500 courses with a pool of over 460
certified trainers. As a Total Learning Solutions provider to organisations, we
also forge partnerships and offer a wide range of relevant end-to-end training
solutions and work constantly to improve our training quality and delivery. In
2020, we have accelerated our foray into online learning with our Virtual Live
Classes and, through working with best-in-class partners such as IBM, DuPont
Sustainable Solutions and GO1, asynchronous online courses.