Prerna Agarwal

New jobs in the time of COVID-19 – yes they exist!

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Looking for a new job has never been an easy process and in the current times that we are in, it can feel like we’re looking for a needle in a haystack. With some sectors worse hit than the others and global layoffs, furloughs, salary reductions and rescinded job offers often in the news, anxiety levels are at an all-time high - however, amidst all of this, there is some good news as well!

With a focus on the Singapore market, according to an article by Vulcan Post, 5 industries that have stayed strong and are growing are eCommerce, Health & Wellness, Entertainment, Grocery Retail and Video Conferencing Service. It makes a lot of sense, given how the world is changing it's perhaps no surprise that these industries have been booming. They also list 9 companies that are still hiring in Singapore.

In addition to these, we have observed that the majority of tech companies especially those that are in the FinTech and InsurTech space have continued to see an upward trend when it comes to growth and expansion. At 33 Talent, we are an on-site partner with 3 such companies in Singapore – Uncharted, Thunes and Contour all of which have continued to hire and expand their teams through the entire circuitbreaker.

Uncharted is a pioneer and emerging global leader of modern insurance technology that enables brokers and carriers to easily transition their legacy core and distribution capabilities to a suite of platforms that provide an enduring competitive advantage in the evolving global insurance market.

Thunes is a cross-border mobile payments company that is hiring across all their global offices and here’s a link to check out their open jobs.

Contour are digitising the trade and trade finance industry by using blockchain and are recruiting for all these positions.

We understand that news on employment can be disheartening at a time like this but as a team that is on the ground and monitoring recruitment very closely, we would like to reiterate the positive news that there are companies out there that are still hiring and are looking to grow as per the same plan they had pre-COVID – every cloud DOES have a silver lining!

Are you looking for a new role? Reach out to any one of the 33ers here to discuss your action plan!