Labor demand rise may hint at revival: CLA
By Ann Yu, The China PostTAIPEI, Taiwan -- According to the Council of Labor Affairs (CLA), business institutions are expected to add 29,100 workers to their companies by the end of April 2013 based on a survey of forecasts from January.
March 6, 2013, 12:34 am TWN
Of the industries that will increase job opportunities, the manufacturing sector is expected to need 17,700 workers, the CLA said.
The CLA conducted a survey from Jan. 10 to 25 on institutions with more than 30 workers in order to gain an understanding of the possible shape of the job market in April.
The survey found that 21.07 percent of these institutions will need to increase its number of workers by April, while 65.13 percent said there will be no change and 3.97 percent said they will decrease the amount of workers.
As for the number of workers, the CLA has predicted that by April, 39,300 workers will be hired, while 10,200 currently employed people will not have jobs, which is a net increase of 29,100 workers. The CLA remarked that as the global economy slowly gets back on track, the number of job opportunities will start to increase in Taiwan.
Of the various sectors, the industrial sector will have the most net increase in worker demands, with 18,100 jobs required, while the service sector will have a net increase of expected 11,000 vacancies.
Other sectors include the business insurance sector, which is expected to require a further 24,000 workers, while the food and catering sector, the support service sector and the transportation and warehouse sector will each increase by 1,000 workers.
The CLA said most job openings were for technicians and assistant-level workers, while blue-collar workers were also in demand.