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Oral Answer by Mr Lim Swee Say, Minister for Manpower, to Parliamentary Question on obtaining industry information on recruitment plans of employers

Notice Paper No. 423 Of 2016 For The Sitting On 08 November 2016

Question No. 777 For Written Answer

MP: Mr Murali Pillai

To ask the Minister for Manpower whether the Ministry regularly obtains industry information on recruitment plans of employers for future jobs, especially those involving time spans of three years and beyond, in the major economic sectors and, if so, whether it is prepared to publish such information on a regular basis to assist the general public in making better job plans.


  1. Under the Committee on Skills, Innovation and Productivity chaired by DPM Tharman, sector agencies and tripartite partners are charting the transformation of their respective industries. These Industry Transformation Maps (ITMs) outline the key growth areas for each sector and the future profile of skills and jobs that Singaporeans can pursue. The ITMs are also accompanied by their respective Skills Frameworks which outline specific career paths, occupations, salary range, skills requirements and training programmes available in each sector.
  2. To date, ITMs have been launched for Retail, Food Services and Precision Engineering. Skills Frameworks have also been launched for Hotel and Accommodation Services, Early Childhood Care and Education, and Precision Engineering. Career fairs are also being held to attract Singaporeans to strengthen our Singaporean core in these sectors. More sectors are in the pipeline and the relevant career and employment information will be incorporated into our National Jobs Bank as and when it is published.
Last Updated: 08 November 2016