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Grads in Taiwan – 66 resumes to land a job

For those recent graduates who have successfully landed a job, an average of 66 resumes had to be sent out before receiving an offer, according to a survey released on Monday by an online human resource agency. Among recent graduates, including those who have been discharged from mandatory military service this year, up to 60.6 … Continue reading

Taiwan in August – Unemployment at 4.08 percent, 14-year low

As the economy continued to improve, Taiwan’s unemployment fell to 4.08 percent in August, the lowest level for that month in 14 years, the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS,主計總處) said Monday. The figure for August represents a monthly increase of 0.06 percentage points but a drop of 0.25 points year-on-year, according to … Continue reading

Taiwan – 70 percent of young people are enrolled in universities but only 40 percent of the available jobs need a higher degree

The skills gap between graduates and the job market has reached an alarming level, according to a recent survey released by National Taiwan University’s (NTU) Center for Public Policy and Law, with three out of seven college graduates encountering difficulties landing a job that matches their education. The poll shows that while nearly 70 percent … Continue reading

Taiwan – April unemployment lowest in 6 years

Thanks to the improved economy, Taiwan’s unemployment rate was pegged at 3.91 percent, the lowest point in about six years, according to a report released by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) yesterday.  It was the first time for the unemployment rate to go below 4 percent since the financial crisis. While companies … Continue reading

Taiwan – March unemployment down at 4.03%

Taiwan had 463,000 jobless citizens in March 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.03%, which dropped 0.06ppt sequentially and 0.14ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at  Taiwan March unemployment down, says DGBAS.

Taiwan / From ‘aging’ to ‘aged’

Official statistics showing an increase in Taiwan’s 65-and-over population indicate that the nation is on course to go from being an “aging society” to an “aged society” Continue reading

Taiwan / More than 900 new immigrants find jobs via job site

A total of 920 new immigrants in Taiwan have so far found jobs through a job search site designed for them, according to the 1111 Job Bank Continue reading

Taiwan / Chip maker Hon Hai, to add 10,000 jobs

TSMC, the world’s top contract chip maker, and Apple supplier Hon Hai Precision are adding 5,000 new staff as the technology industry picks up, a local newspaper reported on Monday. Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor  via Taiwan Semiconductor, Hon Hai to add 10,000 jobs: Report – Times Of India.

Taiwan / Foxconn to boost worker participation in union ?

Foxconn Technology Group, the assembler of most of the world’s top-selling electronic gadgets including Apple Inc’s iPhone, is trying to raise participation in its union as part of efforts to dispel a rash of bad publicity over poor working conditions and labor disputes. Taiwan’s Foxconn, which employs more than 1 million people, mostly in China … Continue reading

Taiwan / Brain Drain to Continue

Taiwan could continue to face workforce mobility and skill shortages in 2013 as a majority of Taiwanese employers expect to lose talent, especially to China, a United Kingdom-based recruitment consultancy said Tuesday. Over two-thirds of the employers participating in a survey on domestic pay levels and employment said they anticipate their employees will look for … Continue reading

Taiwan / 82 % of office workers plan to change jobs in 2013

Up to 82.33 percent of Taiwan’s office workers want to land a new job before the Lunar New Year, which falls on Feb. 10, 2013, because of the economic slowdown, the results of a survey released on Friday showed. Among those interested in getting a new job, 36.7 percent said they were planning to do … Continue reading

Taiwan | Skilled worker residency restrictions revised

The Executive Yuan yesterday passed an amendment draft to the Immigration Act, thereby revising certain residency restrictions for skilled foreign workers. The amendment also canceled the age limitation for Taiwanese who were born overseas to apply for household registration in Taiwan, in the hopes of attracting more Taiwanese to come back and contribute to the … Continue reading

Taiwan – Nearly 80% of businesses froze salaries in 2011

About 80 per­cent of employ­ers in the man­u­fac­tur­ing and ser­vice sec­tors froze salaries for employ­ees in 2011, while the num­ber of lay­offs also increased that year due to slow eco­nom­ic growth, accord­ing to the results of an offi­cial … . Nearly 80% of businesses froze salaries in 2011: survey . http://focustaiwan.tw/ShowNews/WebNews_Detail.aspx?ID=201210300023&Type=aECO

Taiwan – Wistron Corp. plans no layoffs

Wistron Corp., one of Taiwan’s leading original design manufacturers, said Wednesday that it has no plans to lay off any of its employees this year, amid concerns that mass large-scale workforce reductions will take place in the industry. Wistron’s announcement came after Compal Electronics Inc., one of Taiwan’s largest PC makers, reported to Taipei’s Department … Continue reading

Taiwan – Hiring strongest in the world

Demands for workers by Taiwan employers in the fourth quarter are the strongest in the world, according to a survey by the Manpower Group released yesterday. The survey found 38 percent of Taiwan employers plan to hire in the October-December period. After seasonal adjustment, the figure translated into a fourth-quarter employment outlook index of 32 … Continue reading

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