One of the biggest career fairs to be held in a shopping mall attracted few job seekers yesterday, despite incentives offered by employers.

Only about 150 people were drawn to the fair at the new-look Suntec City Mall that had more than 1,000 jobs for the picking in the retail and food and beverage (F&B) sectors.

The jobs are for Singaporeans and permanent residents.

The two-day fair, which ends today, is organised by Suntec and supported by the labour movement's Employment and Employability Institute (e2i) as a lead-up to the completion of Phase 1 of the mall's makeover. It is expected to be completed next month when more than 120 stores will open.