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[News Article] Wanted: 1,000 rail engineers
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Wanted: 1,000 rail engineers
From: Straits Times
By: Zhaki Abdullah
Date: 17/10/16

Singapore is short of almost 1,000 rail engineers, as it strives to improve service standards while rapidly expanding the rail network.

Operators SMRT and SBS Transit, together with the Land Transport Authority (LTA), have been stepping up efforts to make the job more attractive - including higher salaries, better training and more opportunities for promotion.

Still, many Singaporeans are put off from joining the profession, said the operators.

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