THERE is good news for jobseekers. Many sectors are expected to be hiring during this quarter of the year.
That is one of the projections made in the Employment Outlook Report for the months of April to June by PrimeStaff Management Services, a human-resource consultancy based in Singapore.
Hiring sectors include health care, education, oil and gas, food and beverage, hospitality, insurance, real estate, technology (gaming/entertainment/edutain-ment), and the public sector, according to the report.
"These (sectors) are growth sectors. So, there will be a demand for workers," said PrimeStaff managing director Ronald Lee.
In terms of job function, hiring will be strongest in these areas: sales, information technology, human resources, and compliance/risk management, for both full-time and contract roles.
There will also be much hiring activity in customer service, by call centre-like companies in particular. However, it is not all sunshine and roses for three other sectors.
PrimeStaff expects the banking, construction and heavy-manufacturing industries to tread cautiously with regard to recruitment this quarter. There is also the possibility of retrenchment.
"The recent property cooling measures may impact the construction sector and dampen demand for property," said Mr Lee. "As for manufacturing, there might be a drop in consumer demand due to the economic cycle."