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Singapore-based firms turn to remote hiring amid tech talent crunch

Zoom and Alibaba have opened new offices, jostling with Sea and Grab to expand

Finding tech talent has long been a challenge for companies in the small island nation of Singapore. (Photo by Akira Kodaka)

SINGAPORE -- Scouring for tech talent has long been a challenge for companies in Singapore, an island with a population of just 5.7 million.

With more and more global and regional technology majors setting up a base in Singapore, the talent hunt just got further intensified, pushing companies to actively turn to remote hiring.

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