More new university graduates in full-time work – Survey

The job market was better for Singapore’s fresh university graduates in 2022: more of them secured full-time jobs and commanded higher pay in 2022 compared with the previous year, as the economy continued to grow and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, writes Amelia Teng for The Straits Times.

The latest graduate employment survey released on Monday 20 February showed that 87.5% of fresh graduates in the labour force were in full-time permanent roles, compared with 84% in 2021.

The median gross monthly salary among fresh graduates in full-time permanent jobs also rose smartly, from SG$3,800 (US$2,800) in 2021 to SG$4,200 (US$3,100) in 2022, results of the Joint Autonomous Universities Graduate Employment Survey 2022 showed. Overall, 93.8% of university graduates found permanent, freelance or part-time jobs within six months of graduation in 2022, a slight dip from 94.4% in 2021.
Full report on The Straits Times site