Hiring Plans for Q1 2022

The Net Employment Outlook is +14% after seasonal adjustment, improving by 16 percentage points from fourth quarter of 2021.

505 Singapore employers shared their hiring plans for Q1 2022

Employers hiring plans graph for Q4 2021

Key Findings

  • Robust hiring outlook: The Net Employment Outlook for Singapore is +14%, strengthening by 16 percentage points since the fourth quarter of 2021.

  • 9 out of 11 sectors report positive hiring sentiments: Strongest labor market anticipated to be the Banking, Finance, Insurance and Real Estate sector, with a Net Employment Outlook of +28%.

  • Sector with weakest hiring Outlook: Organizations in the Education, Health, Social Work and Government sector report Net Employment Outlook of -10%.

  • Vaccine expectations: 74% of employers in Singapore are mandating vaccines for some or all employees.


Job Seekers

Find a Job


Target your job search based on the industries and locations with high growth forecasts.


Search professional opportunities in the highly skilled areas of IT, finance or engineering.


Companies, We Can Help

Discuss the latest hiring trends in your market and how ManpowerGroup can provide the talent and workforce solutions you need to propel your company forward.

More About Us

Hiring Trends

Explore hiring trends in Singapore and globally with interactive charts.

Explore Global Trends

Global Hiring Overview

Get a global view of employer hiring plans from over 40 markets.

See Global Hiring Outlook

Talent Shortage

Discover which jobs are the most difficult to fill and in the highest demand.

Learn about the Talent Shortage

Our Past Reports

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey is one of the most trusted surveys of employment activity in the world. Every quarter, we ask more than 600 Singapore hiring managers about their hiring plans for the next three months. ManpowerGroup has been providing this valuable insight to the greater business community for more than 50 years.

An archive of the past 4 years’ reports is provided below.