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Job seekers prefer SPH newspapers

Six in 10 of those who use SPH newspapers said they were eventually offered jobs.


Sep 07, 2007
The Straits Times

SINGAPORE Press Holdings (SPH) newspapers are the preferred medium for job seekers, according to the Singapore Workforce Survey (SWS) findings.

The SWS shows that 84 per cent of job seekers rely on SPH newspapers for recruitment opportunities.

That is more than double the number that use the Internet - the second most popular medium - for the same purpose.

In addition, six in 10 of those who use SPH newspapers in their job search said they were eventually offered jobs, compared to 15 per cent of those who used the Internet.

It is therefore not surprising that 91 per cent say they rely on newspapers as a key source of information on future recruitment opportunities.

The SWS is conducted by SPH's marketing and product development department.

To help recruiters overcome the challenges of hiring in the current job market, SPH is organising Career Discovery 2007 - the largest-ever hiring event here with more than 100 booths from 70 companies.

It will be held this weekend at Suntec Ballroom 401.

Apart from job opportunities, there will also be career-upgrading programmes, seminars and talks.

Admission to the exhibition is free, but the seminars cost $120 each.