Martin Grindrod, Manager of Hays Pharma in Singapore, comments:
"Singapore is one of the most open economies in the world and remains a popular trading base for the South East Asian region. The country is actively developing its pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors with funding earmarked to infrastructure, further research and development.
"We've seen several leading pharmaceutical companies set up operations in Singapore and they are investing considerable amounts of money in new facilities. Pharmaceuticals now account for more than 16 per cent of the country's manufacturing production.
"As a result, Singapore's pharmaceutical industry needs talented and experienced staff. Our global Hays Pharma business network means we can attract and relocate higher level international scientists to Singapore and will work with candidates from abroad to fill local skill shortages. This is a significant recruiting advantage for our clients," said Martin.
The new office in Singapore will be the fifth Hays Pharma office in the region, with China (Shanghai, Beijing), Japan and Australia already established.
Hays Pharma's global network spans 22 countries. With an extensive database of pharmaceutical professionals, the business will successfully search and place over 2,500 candidates around the world this year.
Hays plc (the "Group") is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide, being the market leader in the UK and Australia and one of the market leaders in Continental Europe. It operates across the private and public sectors, dealing in permanent positions, contract roles and temporary assignments.
The Group employs 6,933 staff operating from 345 offices in 28 countries across 17 specialisms.
For the year ended 30 June 2009:
- The Group had revenues of £2.4 billion, net fees of £670.8 million and operating profit of £158 million.
- The Group placed around 50,000 candidates into permanent jobs and around 270,000 people into temporary assignments.
- The temporary placement business represented 56% of net fees and the permanent placement business represented 44% of net fees.
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