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The most in-demand jobs in Singapore have been revealed, as many employees begin to weigh up their employment options in the first quarter of this year.

Roles in the engineering and construction sectors are at the top of the list for the first three months of this year, according to Hays’ Quarterly Report.

Tunnel managers will be in demand as Singapore continues to upgrade its city infrastructure, while skilled talent in the engineering sector remains in short supply, driving up demand.

Another industry facing labour challenges is supply chain and procurement, Chris Mead, regional director of Hays Singapore and Malaysia, said.

“Vacancies in this quarter continue to arise and turnover of staff remains a challenge, partly due to companies relocating or restructuring internally,” Mead said. “Therefore, candidates with backgrounds that show stability and exposure to in-demand skill sets will be hot property in the coming months.”

Within supply chain, warehouse managers and demand and supply planners will be popular, while the procurement industry are looking for those who can do strategic sourcing, supplier and vendor management, and oil and gar or mining procurement.

As for the accountancy and finance industry, roles in demand in Q1 2013 include tax, costing and treasury professionals.

Mead said he has also seen more candidates favouring contracting as an alternative to permanent employment options, especially in the IT project management sector.

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