Temporary, part-time and contract jobs are usually perceived as being less valuable since we live in a culture that drives us to strive for full-time, permanent employment.
However, in the new normal, there are many advantages to taking up of temporary, part-time, and contract jobs as Singaporeans across industries face job loss, salary freezes and redundancy due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Under the SGUnited Jobs Initiative, more than 40,000 jobs will be created to help Singaporeans get back into the workforce. Unsurprisingly, many of these aren’t necessarily permanent full-time roles as companies hold off permanent hiring until eventual recovery, or have short-term manpower needs due to disruptions in labour supply.
But, let’s focus on the positive: companies are still hiring!
List of Companies That Are Hiring Right Now
|Company||List of Companies That Are Hiring||Number of positions|
|DBS Bank||Banking and Finance professionals||210|
|Micron Semiconductor Asia Operations Pte Ltd||Engineers, technicians, operators and warehousing assistants||33|
|Singapore Press Holdings||Data visualisers, digital news designers, and ICT professionals||11|
|Salesforce||Marketing, sales, technical consultants and other ICT professionals||41|
|Cold Storage and NTUC Fairprice||Cashiers, retail and sales assistants, store managers and drivers||14|
|People Advantage||Dengue officers, call centre operators, field surveyors, school operations support, and more||8|
This article first appeared on MyCareersfuture.sg. The number of jobs available is correct as of 16 April 2020.
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Before we take a closer look at some of the companies you could approach for jobs ranging from contract dengue-control officers to part-time data technicians, let’s take a moment to consider the benefits of such roles:
- Widen your professional network
- Allow you to try different roles and learn new skills
- Give you a better chance at being converted to full-time
- Reduce gaps in your resume
- Bring in a much-needed income
Without further ado, here are some companies that are looking to hire for both permanent full-time jobs, as well as contract and temporary positions.
Here’s a list of companies that are hiring.
Banking and finance professionals apply here.
MICRON Semiconductor Asia Operations Pte Ltd
A world leader in innovative memory and storage solutions, Micron technologies help turn immense amounts of data into valuable insight – redefining how the world uses information. It ranks 9th on the 2019 Singapore Best Workplaces list.
Engineers, technicians, operators and warehousing assistants, apply here.
Singapore Press Holdings Limited
Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) is Asia’s leading media organisation, engaging minds and enriching lives across multiple languages and platforms. Its core business is in the publishing of newspapers, magazines and books in both print and digital editions. It also owns other digital products, online classifieds, radio stations and outdoor media.
Under the $8 million fund launched by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) to protect the jobs of media professionals, organisations like SPH are commissioning short-form content for their digital platforms through a call for proposals. An opportunity for media firms and talent to put together their proposals and start production work when restrictions are lifted.
Data visualisers, digital news designers, and ICT professionals apply here.
Salesforce is currently hiring contract, part-time and permanent roles.
Marketing, sales, technical consultants and other ICT professionals, apply here.
Cold Storage Singapore (1983) Pte Ltd and NTUC Fairprice Co-operative Ltd
Stores like Cold Storage and NTUC Fairprice are every Singaporean residents’ lifeline – especially today. It’s no surprise then that there is a growing need for manpower to support the increased demand and higher headcount of customers visiting every day.
Under the SGUnited Jobs initiative, Cold Storage is currently hiring part-time and full-time roles.
Job roles at Cold Storage include: Cashiers, retail and sales assistants, store managers.
Job roles at NTUC Fairprice include: Cashiers, drivers, wellness/beauty advisors, retail assistants, shop supervisors.
People Advantage Pte Ltd
Under the SGUnited Jobs initiative, People Advantage is currently hiring for contract part-time, full-time and flexible roles.
Job roles include Dengue officers, call centre operators, field surveyors, school operations support, and more.
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