Job prospects bright in pharma manufacturing
Singapore - Career prospects are expected to improve in the high-quality pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in Singapore, says a new salary guide.
The Kelly Services latest employment outlook and salary guide showed good prospects in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical technology manufacturing, boosted by the Singapore government's push to position the nation as Asia's leading healthcare services hub. Salaries in the sector are expected to remain stable.
The nation currently run over 3,000 healthcare establishments and 28 hospitals and specialty centres and are looking to fill some 4,500 positions over the next two years, followed by another 1,700 in the mid-term, Kelly Services said.
The employment outlook across the sectors is looking up this year, the company said, helped along by a rebound in the Singapore economy in the first quarter of this year. "Organisations are expected to ride on the ongoing recovery and increase hiring activities due to the improved business confidence," said Mark Sparrow, MD of Kelly Services Singapore. "Employers should look beyond basic wage levels, and explore other variable factors such as bonuses and benefits to reward their employees based on their work performance and the performance of their businesses.
"At the same time, organisations need to incorporate other attraction and retention strategies such as talent development, succession planning and employee engagement programmes to ensure that talent with critical skill sets and competencies remain with the organisation."
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