Top 5 Industries in Singapore Hiring amidst Covid-19
Careers | Singaporeby Priyadarshini 20 September 2020
No one knew 2020 would be the year where all of us will be stuck indoors. The Covid-19 Pandemic set in before we could blink our eye & is far from over. Many people all across the globe have lost their jobs owing to this pandemic. Similar is the case with Singapore as well. However, to your relief, a few industries in Singapore are still hiring during the Pandemic and you might just want to give it a try.
Here is a list of top 5 industries for you can explore.
Covid-19 has paved the way for governments to realize the importance of investing in the healthcare sector. Healthcare is where the prime focus lies. To combat this deadly virus, we need a robust healthcare system. And by default, the demand for healthcare professionals arises too.
The sharp growth in the use of healthcare services by Singaporeans requires more no. of employees to meet the demand. Studies suggest, that the healthcare market is expected to hit $29.8 billion & the government here has also increased the investment in the healthcare sector.
Transportation & Logistics
Singapore is a hub for the transportation & logistics sector in all of Asia. It is the most preferred destination of manufacturers as there is a strong network of premium shippers and third-party logistic providers. The country also boasts of a seamless transport system with dense connectivity of sea & roadways allowing multimodal transhipment.
Transportation & Logistics is one of the fastest developing spaces and the career options are diverse. As this industry requires huge support of staff network, you can explore many options like Transport Engineers, Digital Platform Managers, and more.
Relocation Service Industry
Singapore is home to many leading relocation service companies and tech innovation in the region is one of the main reasons for it. Like all other sectors, the coronavirus has also forced relocation companies to evolve and make its way through the pandemic. At some point, every activity got stalled but as slowly markets start to open, the relocation industry is also experiencing a need to innovate their operations and recruitments.
Services have to made cost-effective while maintaining best practices to deter Covid-19. Forecasts suggest that virtual home search and online consulting could be the way forward. Keep a close eye on relocation enterprises, start-ups and you may find something that catches your eye.
Just like the Healthcare sector, the insurance industry is also expanding in recent times. The threat to health and its consequences has led people to be increasingly concerned and scramble for support measures. Experts believe that the country’s health insurance industry is expected to grow fourfold by 2020 and arrive at a total value of $6.8 billion.
This automatically means the rise in the number of insurance companies and professionals working in there. Hiring is continuing & you can be on the lookout of something for your career.
Computing & IT
Tech sectors have always been thriving and a global Pandemic has only given rise to the need for more technological advancements. As now, more than ever businesses are faced with the challenge of being tech-friendly to carry out their operations. IT solutions minus the need for manual tasks most of which are being halted because of Covid-19 restrictions. The top cloud-service companies in Singapore are hiring competent professionals to take technological progresses a notch higher.
The pandemic has made it tougher to land a job. While on one hand, many are losing their livelihood, on the other some industries also need more staffing. If you are someone, who lost a job owing to Covid-19, you can hunt for opportunities in these industries to get your career back on track.