Singapore faces talent crunch as tech giants scale up

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(The Straits Times)

At least three recruiters approach Singapore-based software engineer Xiao Yuguang every day with job offers.

Demand for Mr Xiao’s skills has soared since he graduated in 2014 with a computer engineering degree but now he just ignores the offers, having recently joined TikTok owner Bytedance after several years with South-east Asia’s Grab.

Singapore is aiming to become a regional tech hub but faces a severe talent crunch as more firms move in, interviews with more than a dozen recruiters, companies and workers show.

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