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Finding talent still top issue keeping tech bosses up at night: survey

Close to seven in 10 say it's among their concerns in the next 12 months; manpower constraints were top challenge in last 12 months

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Artificial intelligence or AI, data security and cyber security are the top three areas in which tech firms plan to invest this year.

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SGTech chairman Saw Ken Wye said the government's position on skilled manpower has been clear. Employers must aim to build a strong Singaporean core among their employees.

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Minister for Manpower Lim Swee Say (above) says as long as employers give fair consideration to hiring local professionals, managers, executives and technicians, they should generally be able to obtain approval for EP applications.

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RECRUITING the right talent remains the top concern for technology firms in Singapore, going by the latest Annual Business Survey by industry association SGTech, formerly known as the Singapore Infocomm Technology Federation.

Of 164 firms it surveyed last December, 67 per

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