More than 2,300 jobs need to be filled at Changi Airport, with over 40 employers participating in a two-day job fair to meet the manpower needs of the Republic’s fast-growing aviation industry, which is gearing up for the opening of Changi’s Terminal 4 in the second half of this year.
About eight in 10 jobs are for rank-and-file workers, around a third of which offer salaries above S$2,000. The Adapt And Grow job fair takes place on Wednesday (Feb 8) and Thursday at Crowne Plaza Changi Airport.
Participating employers – including the SIA Engineering Company and the Immigration and Checkpoints Authority – are looking to recruit workers for roles from airline and airport operations to engineering and food and beverage.
To woo groups such as mid-career entrants, mature workers and persons with disabilities, some employers are offering flexible work arrangements too.
Professional, managers, executives and technicians can apply for schemes such as the Professional Conversion Programme for retail and restaurant managers, ground operations officers and aircraft maintenance technicians. Rank-and-file workers, on the other hand, can tap the Reskilling For Jobs – Work Trial programme to ease their transition into new jobs.
The Adapt And Grow career fair is jointly organised by Workforce Singapore, the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), and the National Trades Union Congress' Aerospace and Aviation Cluster and Employment and Employability Institute.
To allow individuals to apply for positions and to talk to firms virtually, a virtual fair will also run from Wednesday to Feb 22. This is the second time a virtual fair has been organised to complement the physical Adapt And Grow career fair.
CAAS director-general Kevin Shum said the Republic's aviation sector continues to see strong growth, with a multitude of jobs for both new and mid-career entrants.
"Through this tripartite collaboration, we aim to provide more opportunities for Singaporeans to benefit from the growth of the sector, drive greater innovation, raise productivity and upgrade skills for our workers," he said.