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Lack of Skilled Workers Forces Businesses to Find Workers in Singapore

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Saturday, June 14, 2014

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According to CDC, a local employment agency, companies are planning to hold a third job fair to seek employees in Singapore due to lack of skilled workers in Myanmar.

The influx of foreign investment and the expansions in local companies have resulted in the decline in the number of skilled workers. As a result, a job fair is to be held at Marina Bay Sands Expo and Convention Center in Singapore from August 23rd to 24th.

“Everyone inside the country is already working, and almost every business in the country needs employees now. People over there [in Singapore] bring some abilities highly appreciated by the employers here [in Myanmar]. And about 97 percent of them want to move back and work here,” said Lin Kyaw Htun, director at CDC.

More than forty companies, including well-known Myanmar companies, will take part in the job fair. These companies will recruit skilled workers for various levels of positions.

In 2013, two similar job fairs were held in Singapore and received almost four thousand applications. At the second one, more than 250 employees were recruited out of two thousand applications. For Myanmar workers returning back from Singapore, their average salaries range from US$ 200 to US$ 2,000 due to lower living expenses.

Companies that want to participate in this third job fair will need to contact the event organizer by the beginning of July.

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