SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – August 5, 2021 – Global recruiting specialist Michael Page Singapore saw the number of jobs increase in the second quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter, driven by a 60% increase in industry and manufacturing. This was followed by an increase in opportunities in sales and marketing (up 41%) and digital (up 33%). According to job opportunities data shared by Michael Page, Q2 2021 saw an overall 8% growth in employment opportunities compared to Q1 2021.
Nilay Khandelwal, Managing Director, Michael Page Singapore
Speaking of recent observations, Nilay Khandelwal, Managing Director of Michael Page Singapore Says: “This marked increase in employment in industry and manufacturing is due to the growth plans of manufacturers of semiconductor chips, equipment equipment as well as electronics manufacturers. verification in key roles such as packaging, field support and quality management. “
“Automation and digitization remains a key goal for most organizations and there has been a constant demand for automation professionals. Due to the active technical job market right now, job seekers are more inclined to relocate, so many companies are replacing their workforce as while hiring for their expansion plans, ” Nilay Khandelwal keep on going.
Sales and marketing hires nearly doubled in the second quarter of 2021, and as reported in the Michael Page Singapore Talent Trends 2021 report, these professionals are the most in-demand across the healthcare and life sciences as well as high consumption products.
“With the advancement of social media, marketing across all digital channels is a priority for businesses that want their products and services to be seen in a crowded consumer space. , A / B testing and cost per acquisition maximization will gain competitive advantage “, comments Nilay Khandelwal.
An 11% increase in outsourcing employment opportunities was also seen from Q1 to Q2, which also indicates an encouraging move towards agile hiring in Singapore. Nilay Khandelwal observes: “In these uncertain times, hiring fixed-term professionals offers great flexibility and a variety of experiences in a short period of time. improve the flexibility of the workforce.
Source: Information and facts obtained from proprietary data from Michael Page Singapore