Singapore’s Changi Airport is on a hiring spree. It is on the lookout for talent to fill front-line passenger-service positions as well as vacancies in cargo, retail and cleaning.
Before the pandemic struck, foreign tourists and air transport accounted for at least 11 per cent of the revenue of the local economy. It employed about 3,75,000 people too. The pandemic adversely affected the aviation space, thanks to the sealing of international borders and the mobility restrictions imposed by the pandemic.
However, with air travel now picking up, many people, including crew members who were laid off by various airlines are being offered job opportunities.
Singapore even hosted a two-day job fair seeking applications from fresh graduates as well as mid-career professionals and former airlines staff. At least 6,600 jobs are available for the taking at Changi.
The aviation sector, globally, is on the lookout for talent. Many former workers have opted for more stable career options having learnt a lesson from the pandemic.
With effect from 1 April, 2022, Singapore has been allowing quarantine-free travel and does not require any testing either. Additionally, the country has launched the Singapore Reimage campaign to help recover tourism. This campaign is also targeting the tier2 and tier 3 markets of India, promoting their personalised experiences.
Unique digital identity, contactless support, seamless experience and hybrid events / experiences are amongst the major digital initiatives being offered by the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).