Taipei-The demand for workers in Taiwan is expected to rise by 36,000 overall between August and October from the previous three months, according to a survey published Tuesday by the Ministry of Labor (MOL).
The rise can be mainly attributed to an increasing need for manpower to fill vacancies arising from resignations and retirement and an improvement in working conditions, according to Lo Yi-ling (???), head of the ministry's Department of Statistics.
The survey was conducted between July 24 and Aug. 11 among businesses with 30 or more employees, with a total of 3,061 valid samples collected.
The survey found that 25.15 percent of employers are willing to increase their workforce by the end of October, while 6.92 percent plan to reduce hiring of new employees, compared with the previous three months.
The manufacturing sector has the highest demand, with plans to increase the workforce by 19,000 in the three-month period, followed by the wholesale and retail sector, which wants to hire 4,700 additional staff. The demand for medical and health care workers comes in third place at 2,400, according to Lo.
Lo attributed the increasing manpower demand partially to a bright outlook for exports amid a global economic recovery and anticipated strong demand for electronics, metal products and machinery equipment, as well as plentiful business opportunities from Internet of Things devices and apps.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel