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Singapore - Job Market

The Straits Times, Singapore’s main daily newspaper has an employment section. Saturday’s paper has the largest jobs section.

Free Magazines
Some employment opportunities can be found in free magazines (see Communication - Free magazines). 

Expatriate Association Magazines
Look in the magazines produced by the different expatriate associations such as the American Association and the Australian and New Zealand Association (see Associations-Overview).

The most useful resource for checking out the job market in Singapore is the:

  • Career Resource Centre for Expatriates (CRCE)
    American Association of Singapore
    c/o American Club
    21 Scotts Road
    Tel: + 65 6733 4257
    Email [email protected]

CRCE provides employment links between organizations and individuals. Membership is open to all nationalities. $The cost S$100 per year including membership of the American Association. Members have access to an emailed job list and the resource centre.

Singapore’s International schools have thousands of students and employ many hundreds of teachers of all different nationalities.
Types of jobs:

  • Child-care giver or pre-school teacher
  • Elementary or secondary school teacher in an international school (including art and music)
  • Psychologist or counsellor
  • Classroom assistant
  • Administrative assistant

Medical and dental clinics in Singapore that mostly cater to expatriate patients often advertise for staff. British and Australian qualifications may be the most easily recognized in Singapore. Singapore is also a centre for providing emergency medical care throughout Asia and job opportunities can be found with these companies.
Types of jobs:

  • Doctor or dentist
  • Receptionist
  • Nurse
  • Dental assistant

Alternative-Medicine practitioners can easily set up a small business in Singapore.

Beauty care, massage, spas- people with expertise in these fields should not have much difficulty finding employment or starting a business.

Business Associates

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