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Singapore's fastest growing green jobs

In line with Earth Day (22 April), Indeed identified the five fastest growing "green jobs" in Singapore.

According to data from Indeed, the "green job" with the highest growth was environmental consultant which saw a 115% jump in job postings over the past three years. In a media release, Indeed noted the multidisciplinary role requires a diverse skillset, including expertise in environmental science and business development.

Other rapidly growing environmental jobs include technical roles such as environmental specialist (109%), water treatment specialist (108%), environmental engineer (70%), as well as managerial positions such as energy manager (94%).

Indeed defined "green jobs" are those that are focused on helping the environment - crucial as Singapore continues to build its reputation as a clean and green Garden City.

Chris McDonald, managing director APAC at Indeed, commented: "Singapore has always been proactive about promoting sustainability, with founding father Lee Kuan Yew introducing the Garden City vision as early as 1967. Most recently, Singapore took a bold step by announcing the implementation of the carbon tax by 2019, the first country in Southeast Asia to do so.

"The growth in employer demand for specialised and senior talent in sustainability highlights that these initiatives are bearing fruit, as companies increase their commitment to sustainability by more deeply entrenching environmentally friendly practices into their operations. With 2018 designated the Year of Climate Change Action in Singapore, we expect more jobseekers to consider roles in this high-growth and high-purpose sector."

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