Nearly 2,000 jobseekers attend exposition in New Taipei City
By Lauly Li, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- New Taipei City yesterday held a job exposition at the square in front of city hall, with nearly 2,000 people handing in their resumes, and 602 people possibly finding positions.
March 10, 2013, 12:13 am TWN
The city government said over 55 companies including Wowprime Corp. (王品集團), Tai Tong Food & Beverage Group (瓦城泰統集團) and Miramar Garden Taipei (美麗信酒店) offered over 3,000 jobs at the expo.
New Taipei City Mayor Eric Chu (朱立倫) said he has faith in Taiwan's economy this year, as many international economic evaluations have shown positive statistics concerning Taiwan.
Chu said the city government will keep working to invite companies to invest and create jobs in New Taipei.
Hsieh Cheng-da (謝政達), Department of Labor commissioner, said most of the companies which attended the expo raised salaries in order to attract talented employees.
Companies focusing on shipping and logistics offered salaries from NT$40,000 to NT$60,000, Hsieh said, adding that the companies offered NT$160 per hour for part-time employees.
In order to help young people find jobs once they graduate from university, Hsieh said the city government will hold a career expo at Tamkang University (淡江大學) on March 27.
Hsieh said the expo will provide chances for students to have face-to-face interviews, and will hopefully help young people find employment as soon as possible.