10 companies with some big New Year hiring plans

SINGAPORE: Some of the largest employers in Singapore are looking to get even bigger in the early part of 2022. Chief of Staff Asia shares this list of organisations making some big play in the New Year labour markets.

They add up to more than 2,000 jobs in total.

1. Grab sought to create around 350 new jobs in Singapore for its growth plans in 2021 in the fields of artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, data science, software engineering, product management, design, finance, operations, legal, public affairs, and business development. Its career page has 352 roles currently available, of which about 50 are digital banking roles.

According to the company, the recruits will support Grab’s plans to help in the digitalisation of micro-, small, and medium enterprises, delivering digital financial services across Southeast Asia, and developing the Grab-Singtel digital bank. For the latter, Grab is looking to hire around 200 new employees in product, data, technology, risk, finance, and compliance for its digital bank operation in early 2022 in its consortium with Singtel.

2. Coinhako, a cryptocurrency company, raised funds that would enable it to increase its staffing across Southeast Asia. It has opened roles for its Singapore base, which includes positions such as accounts executive, data analyst, data engineer, data architect, product manager, marketing intern, UI/UX designer, marketing and content executive.

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) approved its application to provide digital payment token services, making it the first local non-bank crypto exchange to gain approval.

3. Amazon unveiled its new office, named SIN16, at Asia Square in October. It accommodates up to 700 employees and will house more than 30 teams, including Amazon.sg, Amazon Fresh, Amazon Advertising, Prime Video, seller enablement, among others. Two hundred jobs will open In line with its local expansion by the end of 2022. Presently, over 110 jobs are available across its consumer business and corporate functions.

4. Dyson announced in April that it will open at least 250 vacancies for engineers and scientists in Singapore over the next five years as part of its SGD5.1-billion (USD3.8-billion) global investment in future technology. Dyson is presently recruiting in Singapore for over 140 roles, such as software engineers, design engineers, robotics research engineers, human resources (HR), and finance.

The company aims to focus on power electronics, energy storage, sensors, vision systems, embedded software, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and connected devices.

In November, Dyson moved into its new 110,000 sq ft-headquarters, with three levels of research and technology laboratories, offices, and a heritage gallery.

5. Razer is aggressively recruiting following the launch of its new Southeast Asia headquarters in Singapore’s One-North. The gaming company is looking to fill 400 positions in addition to its 600 employees. Over 100 job listings are posted on Razer’s LinkedIn page for roles such as global product public relations manager, product marketing, content operations lead, and engineers.

6. TikTok is seeking 3,000 engineers in Singapore, Canada, Europe, and the U.S. over the next three years. In Singapore, TikTok is hiring for over 500 positions for operations, finance, HR, research and development, sales and marketing, among others. In 2020, ByteDance — the owner of TikTok — announced that Singapore will be its main office for entire Asia.

7. Ninja Van’s career page posts over 100 full-time, permanent roles in Singapore, including business intelligence, commercial, finance, HR and corporate service, operations, planning and strategy, as well as tech. It plans to recruit 200 engineers for its technology enhancement capabilities.

8. Circles.Life, Asia’s first fully digital telco, is actively recruiting local tech talents such as software engineers, product managers, and digital marketers across new and existing business lines. It is considering to up its Singapore headcount by about 60 staff by October 2022. The career page lists 50 open jobs in the Singapore office.

9. Secretlab, the homegrown gaming chair manufacturer, is looking to fill more than 100 roles, namely engineers, designers, marketing, public relations, and global operational positions. Most of the roles will be in Singapore. But for the other posts, travel between Singapore and China may be required.

10. Love, Bonito lists 104 jobs available in Singapore, including store manager, social media content intern, inventory planner, creative director, talent acquisition executive, among others. In October, it announced that it has gathered a total of USD50-million-funding that will enable it to boost expansions in Hong Kong, Japan, the Philippines, and the U.S.

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