About 5,400 jobs in food services and food manufacturing have been available since April under the SGUnited Jobs and Skills Package, with about two in five of them for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs).
About 2,070 jobs are for PMETs, in roles such as food technologists, chefs, food and beverage services managers and business development managers.
The remaining 3,350 jobs are for non-PMET roles, including supervisors and general foremen for food processing, bakers, pastry and confectionery makers, and shop and store salespersons.
Job salaries are varied, based on the job nature and skills requirements. For example, for PMETs, manufacturing managers earn between $2,500 on the 25th percentile and $6,050 on the 75th percentile, with a median salary of $2,850.
In non-PMET roles, bartenders and baristas earn between $1,550 on the 25th percentile and $2,600 on the 75th percentile, with a median salary of $2,150.
Besides jobs in the sectors, there are also about 540 company-hosted traineeships and attachments available, with 440 for PMET roles and 100 for non-PMET roles.
According to reports, between April and July this year, more than 1,800 people found jobs or took on training roles in the food sector through Workforce Singapore's (WSG) programs.
Nearly 80 of them were mid-career individuals who entered the sector through career conversion programs.
For the food manufacturing sub-sector, many of them came from the financial and insurance sector and other sub-sectors of the food manufacturing and wholesale trade, while those who converted to the food services sub-sector mainly came from accommodation and food services, transportation and storage, and administrative and support service activities.