In line with the celebration of Earth Day on April 22, online job site Indeed.com revealed the top five fastest growing ‘green jobs’ in the Lion City. In a press statement on Friday (Apr 21), Indeed identified green jobs as those occupations that are focused on helping the environment.
The research found that among others openings, there is a rapidly increasing demand for environmental consultants, with a 115 percent surge in job postings for this role over the last three years. Indeed said that a diverse skillsets are highly required to land this role, as candidates need to have expertise in environmental science and business development.
Meanwhile, other environmental jobs that gained traction included technical roles such as environmental specialist which saw a growth of 109 percent, water treatment specialist with a 108 percent growth, and environmental engineer with 70 percent growth over the past three years. Additionally, managerial positions such as energy manager were also highly sought after as it saw a 94 percent growth, Straits Times reports.
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Regarding the findings, managing director of Asia-Pacific at Indeed Chris McDonald said, “Singapore has always been proactive about promoting sustainability, with founding father Lee Kuan Yew introducing the Garden City vision as early as 1967. Most recently, Singapore took a bold step by announcing the implementation of the carbon tax by 2019, the first country in South-east Asia to do so.”
He added that the increasing number in employer demands for specialised and senior talent especially in sustainability sector indicated that Singapore’s initiatives are bearing fruit, as companies increase their commitment to sustainability by more deeply establishing environmentally friendly practices into their operations.
“With 2018 designated the Year of Climate Change Action in Singapore, we expect more jobseekers to consider roles in this high-growth and high-purpose sector.”
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