Many more new jobs in Singapore's logistics sector than other sectors amid Covid-19 pandemic


In 2019, the logistics industry contributed 1.4 per cent of Singapore's GDP.ST PHOTO: TIMOTHY DAVID

SINGAPORE, Oct 27 (The Straits Times/ANN) - About 1,300 jobs are currently on offer in the logistics sector, with about one in three for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs).

This makes up over 60 per cent of the more than 2,100 jobs and training openings available as at end-September, said the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) in its weekly jobs report on Tuesday (Oct 27).

The PMET jobs include roles such as regional business sales managers and business development managers, with monthly salaries of between $4,000 and $7,000, with a median of $5,000. Meanwhile, logistics managers earn about $3,700 to $7,250 a month, with a median of $5,500.

The bulk of the jobs - about 64 per cent - are non-PMET roles, as the sector requires a workforce to carry out functions such as warehousing, transportation, and value-added services like labelling and packaging.

These non-PMET jobs include transport clerks typically receive monthly salaries of $1,900 to $2,400, with a median of $2,175. Material and freight handling workers earn between $1,600 and $2,350 monthly, with a median of $2,050.

Apart from jobs, there are also about 510 company-hosted traineeships and attachments, as well as about 290 training opportunities available.

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