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Over 5,000 jobs in the pipeline for digital sector: Iswaran

Jun 04, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
More than 5,000 jobs in the thriving digital sector are on the way for Singaporeans, as the Government doubles down on efforts to help workers here seize opportunities to reskill and land new roles amid the challenging economic climate.

Speaking in Parliament yesterday, Minister for Communications and Information S. Iswaran said the jobs are in fields like cyber security, digital marketing and data analytics, adding that in the digital push, companies in badly hit sectors will benefit too.

"Digital and tech roles are in demand, within the ICT sector but also across the rest of the economy as all sectors seek digital solutions," said Mr Iswaran.

The minister said a total of 5,500 jobs will be created over the next two to three years in this sector through the Government's TechSkills Accelerator programmes.

Mr Iswaran had said then that the scheme would create 2,000 jobs over the next two years.