Working in Singapore

Working in Singapore

With a population of just under 5 million, Singapore is home to a multicultural local workforce of Chinese, Malay, Indian and other races. Sound workplace integration policies and a common working language have made unity and diversity prominent features of its workforce. Many companies here ensure fair working environments that reward individuals based on merit.

Businesses prize the Singapore workforce for its high literacy rate, competency levels, and its ability to bridge Asian and Western cultures. With over 110,000 expatriates and 7,000 multinational companies operating here, global citizens will also feel right at home forging a career in Singapore.


Finding a job in Singapore

Contact Singapore: Contact Singapore’s Job Portal links you up with leading employers that offer exciting and diverse career opportunities.Learn more about job opportunities and the industry outlook in Singapore.

Career Compass: The Career Compass is designed to help students and school leavers gain a better understanding of opportunities in the job market, and make more informed choices on the courses of study and careers.

Labour Market Highlights: The Labour Market Highlights is an annual labour market guide jointly produced by the Ministry of Manpower and the Singapore Workforce Development Agency. It is useful to jobseekers in general, including retrenched individuals, workers looking to switch jobs or industries, and recent graduates. Career guidance counsellors will find it a useful resource for advising graduating students and adult jobseekers.

Skills in demand: The Strategic and Skills-in-Demand List is a regularly updated compilation of occupations that are key to supporting the growth of important economic sectors in Singapore. Job seekers can use this list to help plan their career. The list was drawn up in consultation with industry and other Singapore government agencies.