Industry Insights

Over 2,100 Jobs and Training opportunities in the Logistics Industry, mostly non-PMET roles: MOM

Posted on 5/11/2020 by Paula Formantes


Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, WSG has been working with companies with hiring demand to take in workers from hard-hit companies. Apart from that, Logistics firms are also more open to take in workers from other sections.

More than 2,100 jobs, traineeships, attachments, and training courses were available in the logistics industry at the end of September in which, 36% were for professionals, executives, and technicians (PMETs) and 64% were in non-PMET roles.

To be more specific, in the 2,100 openings by the logistics industry:

  • There were 480 jobs for PMETs and 860 for non-PMETs.
  • There were 380 company-hosted traineeships and attachments for PMETs and 130 for non-PMETs.
  • There were 220 training courses for PMETs and 70 for non-PMETs.

Jobseekers with little or no experience were taken care of too!!

  • There were company-hosted traineeships and attachments under the SGUnited Traineeships and SGUnited Mid-Career Pathways Programmes, as well as training courses under the SGUnited Skills Programme.

These disclosed figures give job seekers an overview of which sector is still hiring during the economic downturn.

Government agency Workforce Singapore (WSG) has since worked with logistics companies that need workers to take in manpower from sectors that were severely hit during the pandemic, such as Aerospace, Aviation, and Hospitality.

Between April and September this year, close to 380 workers in hard-hit sectors were able to continue working because of these arrangements.

When hiring people from different industries, more points of connections will be made with their clients due to an understanding of their requirements and thus, to consider how they can update their products and services to meet the client’s needs.

How Much the Industry Pays?

MOM gave some details on the monthly salary the range for various roles within the industry:

  • For regional Business Sales and Business Development Managers, the pay at the 25th percentile is $4,000, $5,000 at the 50th percentile, and $7,000 at the 75th percentile.
  • For Logistics Managers, the pay at the respective percentiles is S$3,700, S$5,500, and S$7,250.
  • For Transport Clerks, it is S$1,900, S$2,175, and S$2,400.
  • For Material and Freight Handling workers, it is S$1,600, S$2,050, and S$2,350.

Even with the Covid-19 pandemic, there is still hope and job opportunities for Singaporeans.

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