Most office workers plan to change jobs in '13: poll
CNATAIPEI--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.
December 29, 2012, 12:05 am TWN
Among those interested in getting a new job, 36.7 percent said they were planning to do it earlier than expected due to the potential instability of their current jobs, according to the poll conducted by Taiwan's 1111 Job Bank.
On the other hand, 26.07 percent were more cautious about making changes in their careers out of concern over the weak labor market.
Slow economic growth has led to a bipolar trend, with some workers speeding up job-change plans to avoid salary freezes, unpaid leaves, or even layoffs, while others are delaying similar moves, said Henry Ho, a public relations director at the online job agency.
In fact, most of the workers polled (37.23 percent) said the economic downturn did not have any influence on their decision.
The survey was conducted through emailed questionnaires sent randomly between Dec. 11 and Dec. 25, which collected 1,075 valid samples. It had a confidence level of 95 percent and a margin of error of plus or minus 2.98 percentage points.