Taipei--Nearly 90 percent of Taiwan's college students plan to seek temporary jobs in the forthcoming summer break, hoping for an average monthly salary of NT$26,866 (US$884), an online survey has found.
According to the survey results released by the job bank yes123 on Monday, 88.4 percent of local university students hope to have a part-time job in the summer vacation. The ratio hit a new high since 2012, exceeding the 86.2 percent recorded in 2016 and 72.4 percent posted in 2015.
The top five sectors most popular among them are hospitality/ travel (38.8 percent), general service sector (except hospitality/ travel, 37 percent), culture (including tutoring, 25.4 percent), retail and trade (21.1 percent) and information/ telecommunication (18.1 percent), according to the survey results.
Exploring the reasons behind their desire for a summer job, the survey found that 78.1 percent want to earn some living expenses, while 72.4 percent want to save money. About 56.2 percent said they hope to obtain some social experience, ahead of 41.3 percent who voiced hope of gaining an understanding of the workplace and 34.7 percent who said they want to earn money for tuition.
The survey was conducted by yes123 from June 1-15, covering 1,316 valid samples from its members who will continue their studies at university after September. It had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.7 percentage points.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel