A recent survey conducted by jobs portal Indeed revealed that 2022 will see a “great resignation”.
Polling about 1,000 Singapore workers between 16 and 55 years old, the survey also found that one out of four are planning to leave their current employer in the first half of 2022.
Additionally, nearly half were unsure if they would stay in the current job in the next six months.
If you relate to these findings and also planning to switch jobs for the upcoming year, here’s a list of some companies in Singapore that are currently hiring:
Founded in 2014, Coinhako was started in Singapore with a very simple value proposition – to create a simple and hassle-free way to access Bitcoin.
Last month, the cryptocurrency company received an in-principle approval from the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to provide digital payment token services as a major payment institution, making it the first local non-bank crypto exchange to receive this approval.
Following this news, Coinhako raised an undisclosed sum in a round that saw participation from investors such as the SBI-Sygnum-Azimut Digital Asset Opportunity (DAO) fund.
The new funds raised will enable Coinhako to grow its team as it expands across Southeast Asia to serve the region’s rapidly growing cryptocurrency user base.
According to its career page, Coinhako is currently hiring for several roles for its Singapore office. Some of the available roles include accounts executive, data analyst, data engineer, data architect, product manager, marketing intern, UI/UX designer, marketing and content executive.
In November last year, British electronics company Dyson announced that it will be shifting its Singapore headquarters (HQ) to St James Power Station in 2021.
St James Power Station is Singapore’s first coal-fired power station. It was later used as a warehouse, and was most recently a nightlife hub.
Dyson has worked together with developer Mapletree to restore the building, and the first phase of the restoration is now complete.
In November, Dyson announced that it has begun moving into its new HQ, which will officially open next year.
Spanning 110,000 sq ft, the HQ will house three levels of research and technology laboratories and offices, as well as a heritage gallery within one of the historic chimneys to celebrate the history of the building and the area.
It aims to double its talent pool of engineers and scientists, with a focus on power electronics, energy storage, sensors, vision systems, embedded software, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and connected devices.
Earlier in April, Dyson said that it will be hiring at least 250 more engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years as part of its S$5.1 billion global investment in future technology.
At that time, there were about 700 engineers and scientists working for Dyson’s Singapore team of 1,400.
A recent check on its careers page revealed that Dyson is currently hiring for over 140 roles in Singapore, from internship positions to more executive ones. Some available roles include software engineers, design engineers, robotics research engineer, HR, finance, among others.
In February, Grab announced that it is looking to create around 350 new jobs in Singapore by the end of this year to support its growth plans.
According to the company, the new hires will support Grab’s plans to help micro SMEs digitalise, deliver digital financial services across Southeast Asia, and develop the Grab-Singtel digital bank.
The vacancies are from fields including artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, software engineering, product management and design. There will also be employment opportunities in areas such as finance, operations, legal, public affairs and business development.
Separately, Grab is also gearing up to operate a digital bank in early 2022 as part of a consortium with Singtel and they are looking to recruit around 200 new staff in the areas of product, data, technology, risk, finance and compliance.
According to Grab’s career page, 352 roles that spans across different teams are currently available. Out of this figure, about 50 roles are dedicated to digital banking roles.
Back in October, e-commerce giant Amazon unveiled its new Singapore office at Asia Square.
Named SIN16, the new office is designed to optimise agile working, learning, and collaboration as Amazon continues to grow its business, operations, and investments in Singapore.
Spanning 100,000 square feet across three floors, the Amazon office accommodates up to 700 employees.
It will house more than 30 teams, including employees support Amazon.sg and Amazon Fresh, Amazon Advertising, Prime Video, seller enablement, and other corporate functions.
In line with its local expansion plans, Amazon plans to create over 200 new jobs in Singapore by end 2022. Currently, there are over 110 available job openings across its consumer business and corporate functions.
According to the company, it has created more than 1,000 direct jobs in 2019 and have approximately 2,000 full-time and part-time employees in Singapore.
Following the launch of its new S$100 million Southeast Asia (SEA) headquarters at one-north last month, Razer is now aggressively hiring in Singapore.
The gaming company is looking to beef up its current headcount of 600 employees to 1,000 employees.
There are currently over 100 job listings on Razer’s LinkedIn page, with available roles including global product PR manager, product marketing, content operations lead and engineers.
Spanning an estimated 19,300 sqm, the seven-storey Razer building houses its office, Singapore’s first RazerStore, and Razer’s very first F&B concept, RazerCafe, where you can get your drinks made and served by its very own robotic barista.
In October, Asia’s first fully digital telco, Circles.Life, announced that it is ramping up local tech recruitment to gear up for international growth post-Covid.
The Singapore-based firm currently has a global team that comprises over 450 staff in Singapore, Taiwan, Australia, Indonesia, Japan and South Asia.
According to Circles.Life, staff numbers in its Singapore office have grown two-fold since 2019 to about 250 employees. It is now looking to boost local headcount by at least another 25 per cent (about 60 staff) by October 2022.
This includes key hires for tech and “tech-lite” roles such as software engineers, product managers, and digital marketers across new and existing business lines.
The career page on its website currently lists 50 available positions in Singapore.
7. Love, Bonito
In October, homegrown label Love, Bonito announced that it has raised a total of US$50 million funding as part of its Series C round.
According to the company, the new injection of funds will enable the brand to bolster efforts in existing omnichannel markets and supercharge international expansion in markets such as Hong Kong, Japan, Philippines and the US.
“For our newer international markets, we’re really intending to accelerate our omnichannel expansion. In the next three to five years, we also intend to build local operations and talent. We’re in fact, already hiring right now,” said Dione Song, CEO of Love, Bonito in a virtual media roundtable.
Based on its career page, 104 jobs are currently available in Singapore, ranging from intern to more senior roles. Some available roles include store manager, social media content intern, inventory planner, creative director, talent acquisition executive, among others.
8. Ninja Van
Singapore logistics startup Ninja Van announced in September that it plans to recruit 200 engineers to enhance its technology capabilities ahead of its near-term initial public offering (IPO) target in the US.
This will double the startup’s engineering workforce to 400 in the next 18 months, CEO Lai Chang Wen said in a video interview with Bloomberg.
According to its career page, there are over 100 full-time, permanent roles available in Singapore across various teams, including business intelligence, commercial, finance, HR and corporate service, operations, planning and strategy, as well as tech.
In September, Ninja Van also raised US$578 million from investors including Alibaba Group in a Series E round.
The funds raised will be allocated towards infrastructure and technology systems that will support a sustainable long-term cost infrastructure, as well as the quality and consistency of Ninja Van’s operations.
Last year, it was reported that ByteDance — the owner of Chinese video-sharing app TikTok — is planning to make Singapore its beachhead for the rest of Asia as part of its global expansion.
Spanning over 60,000 square feet, the new ByteDance office is located in a prime spot in Singapore’s Central Business District.
According to Reuters, TikTok is looking to hire 3,000 engineers in Singapore, Canada, Europe and the US over the next three years as it ramps up its expansion plans.
Currently, TikTok is hiring for over 500 job positions in Singapore across various teams such as operations, finance, HR, R&D, sales and marketing, among others.
In September, homegrown gaming chair manufacturer Secretlab announced that it is looking to fill more than 100 jobs after experiencing “massive growth” in recent years.
The company’s co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Alaric Choo said that it is hiring around 80 engineers and designers, as well as new hires for marketing, public relations, and global operational roles.
This will expand the company’s product team to more than double its current size. Most of the roles will be based in Singapore, while a few roles may require shuttling between Singapore and China where the company has a factory.
Its career page currently lists 60 available roles in Singapore, spanning across various teams such as marketing and public relations, product and engineering, customer support, IT & technical operations, creative and design, ops & logistics, administrative, finance, HR, business intelligence, legal, business development, among others.
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