About 6,370 jobs are available in the manufacturing sector. It is reported that one in ten jobs are from the hard-hit marine and offshore sub-sector.
These jobs make up over 60 percent of the more than 10,400 jobs, traineeship and training opportunities available as of the middle of last month, as shared by the Ministry of Manpower (MOM).
At 6,370, the number of jobs available is almost double the 3,200 openings in the sector at the end of August.
Within the sector, electronics, precision engineering and food manufacturing had the greatest number of available openings.
Of the jobs available now, seven in 10 are for professionals, managers, executives, and technicians (PMETs).
The salary for mechanical engineers is about $3,500 and $5,250 a month, with a median of $4,150, while that of manufacturing engineering technicians is $1,700 to $2,750, with a median of $2,000. Software, web and multimedia developers are paid between $3,500 and $5,000 monthly, with a median of $4,250.
About 30 percent of the jobs available are non-PMET roles. These non-PMET jobs include roles for production clerks, who typically receive monthly salaries of $1,300 to $1,650, with a median of $1,440. Welders and flame cutters earn between $1,950 and $2,500, with a median of $2,150. Meanwhile, machine-tool setter-operators are paid between $1,450 and $2,050, with a median of $1,750.