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Plan to transform Singapore logistics sector will add 2,000 PMET jobs: Iswaran

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THE Singapore government has unveiled a blueprint that hopes to create 2,000 new white-collar jobs and add billions of dollars in value to the economy's logistics sector.

THE Singapore government has unveiled a blueprint that hopes to create 2,000 new white-collar jobs and add billions of dollars in value to the economy's logistics sector.

At the groundbreaking of JTC Logistics Hub@Gul on Wednesday, Minister for Industry S Iswaran launched the logistics industry transformation map aimed at transforming the sector and retaining Singapore's position as a global logistics hub.

Companies will get help to transform and grow through increased productivity and innovation, giving them a chance to scale up and expand overseas.

Through this transformation, the logistics industry is expected to achieve a value-add of S$8.3 billion and introduce 2,000 new PMET (professionals, managers, executives and technicians) jobs over the next five years, said Mr Iswaran.

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The plan will be driven by the Economic Development Board, International Enterprise Singapore, JTC Corporation, SPRING Singapore and Workforce Singapore, in partnership with industry players, unions, and trade associations.