Where are the jobs?

The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey forecasts companies' hiring plans for the upcoming quarter.


Hiring Plans for Q3 2021

The Net Employment Outlook is +15%, improving by 43 percentage points from the third quarter of 2020, when COVID-19 first had an impact on hiring sentiment.

624 Singapore employers shared their hiring plans for Q3 2021

Employers hiring plans graph for Q2 2020

Industries with Strongest Jobs Outlook

Finance, Insurance & Real Estate  (+27%)
Public Admin & Education  (+21%)
Mining & Construction  (+20%)
Manufacturing (+17%)

Talent Shortage in Singapore hits record high

64% of employers in Singapore are having difficulty filling jobs.

Talent Shortage in Singapore

Top Five In-Demand Roles

As tech disruption accelerates, employers are looking for the right blend of technical skills and human strengths.

Top Five In-Demand Roles

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Hiring Trends

Explore hiring trends in Singapore and globally with interactive charts.

Explore Global Trends

Press Release

Review the press release for a summary of the Singapore results.

See Singapore Press Release

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 current year plus the previous three years of reports is provided below.