SINGAPORE: About 330 job seekers have taken up jobs with start-ups under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package between April and June, the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) said in its second report on the local jobs market on Thursday (Aug 20).
About half were mid-career workers who took part in the professional conversion programmes (PCPs).
Another 150 fresh and recent graduates have entered the start-up scene under the SGUnited Traineeships Programme since June.
To date, more than 1,600 start-ups are offering over 4,600 jobs and 860 traineeships and attachments, as part of the S$2 billion SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package announced in May during the fourth Budget.
These openings include “unconventional” roles such as gallery manager executive, as well as tech-related positions such as software developers and app developers.
Start-ups are also on the lookout for non-tech roles like sous chefs and business development leads.