4 out of 5 job vacancies were from this industry.
Staff are hard to come by in the policy-battered services industry. Data released today by the Ministry of Manpower showed that there are around 53,920 job vacancies in the services industry.
This figure accounts for 80% of the 67,400 vacancies recorded across the island in 2014. The number of vacancies climbed 8.9% year-on-year, reflecting the tight labor market.
The MoM stated that the bulk of the vacancies came from community, social & personal services, reflecting the expansion of childcare and pre-schools, healthcare and tertiary institutes.
In addition, the opening of new shopping malls supported robust hiring in wholesale & retail trade, accommodation & food services and administrative & support services. Manufacturing contributed another 13% of the vacancies, while the remaining 5.7% came from construction.
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