Saturday, January 09, 2010

Singapore banks on hiring drive!

What most of us in recruitment industry are in the know for the past few months became a headline news this morning as The Straits Times did a check on banks here in Singapore on their recruitment forecast for 2010.

On top of the pile was British-based Barclays Bank, which is leading the hiring resurgence with plans to add more than 500 staff here this year. Most will be employed in the bank’s technology section, in general operations and in finance.

Besides Barclays Bank, notable mentions are DBS with 500 positions, HSBC with 200 senior positions and ANZ Bank with more than 800 staff that will include the staff they will inherit from RBS' retail and commercial businesses.

From local to foreign, small players to big boys, almost all banks operating here have recruitment high on the agenda.

Morgan Stanley, State Bank of India, Standard Chartered Bank and OCBC Bank are just some of the others adding staff.

The outlook definitely seems very upbeat at least for the first half of the year and as for the rest of the year one has to wait and watch how the global economy sustains its recovery momentum.

For the moment, its happy billing days for the recruitment industry here in Singapore and here's wishing everyone a great 'Year of the Tiger' ahead.

*Happy hunting folks!*


7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Joe, As everyone says..will the recruitment start after Feb first week 2010 (i.e after chinese new year)in Singapore? pl clarify..

Thanks
Baskar

元素 said...

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Anonymous said...

I would be interested in openings in Banking, IT, Finance. I am presently in Canada. I have been consulting as a Business Analyst/ Team Lead in Banking/ Capital Market area for the last 10 years. Would welcome opportunity to work in Singapore for a short period of time.

My email - nppithadia@hotmail.com.

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