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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

  • Primetime
    Tel: + 65 6234 0973
    Email: [email protected]
    An organization of mainly professional expatriate women who meet once a month for networking. Employment opportunities are listed on the website (available to members only)
  • American Chamber of Commerce
    1 Scotts Road
    #16-07 Shaw Centre
    Tel: + 65 6235 0077
    Fax: + 65 6732 5917
    Email: [email protected]
  • Australian Chamber of Commerce
    25 Napier Road
    Australian High Commission Building
    Tel: + 65 6738 7917
    Fax: + 65  6738 7916
  • British Chamber of Commerce
    138 Cecil Street
    #11-01 Cecil Court
    Tel: + 65 6222 3552
    Fax: + 65 6222 3556
    Email: [email protected]
  • Association of Dutch Businessmen in Singapore
    C/O Hollandse Club
    22 Camden Park
    Tel: + 65 9686 6909
    Fax: + 65 6474 8122
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