Demand for workers in Taiwan will increase by 24,600 in October compared with July, according to a survey published by the Ministry of Labor (MOL) on Tuesday.
The poll showed that 19.46 percent of businesses with 30 or more employees plan to increase hiring at the end of October, while 4.87 percent intend to cut jobs.
The number of new employees at the end of October will be 38,700, while 14,100 jobs will be cut, resulting in a net increase of 24,600, according to the survey.
Some food and beverage, leisure, and entertainment businesses will cut staff in October as the warm weather and peak tourism season end, and also because of the slow recovery of the global economy, the MOL said.
However, the semiconductor sector will start to pick up steam, while department stores will enter their big sales promotion period in the latter part of October, which would help boost manpower demand, the ministry said.
The survey was conducted by the MOL July 25 to Aug. 12 among businesses with 30 or more employees and collected 3,027 effective samples.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel