Cabinet official to lead US talent recruitment
April 12, 2013, 12:05 am TWN
TAIPEI--Vice Economics Minister Cho Shih-chao will lead a delegation to the United States April 13-22 in a drive to persuade white-collar foreign workers to come to Taiwan, the Ministry of Economic Affairs said yesterday.
The delegation will hold a series of one-on-one interviews with job candidates in Los Angeles, Silicon Valley and Chicago, the ministry's Department of Investment Services said.
The delegation will also organize job fairs at the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Illinois Institute of Technology, the department said.
Members of the delegation include representatives from the Industrial Technology Research Institute, the Institute for Information Industry, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. — the world's largest contract chipmaker, flat panel maker AU Optronics Corp., and foundry operator United Microelectronics Corp.
They will be looking for talent in the areas of semiconductors, IC design, flat panels, memory modules, electronic circuit design, auto electronics and biopharmaceutics.
A total of 300 positions are available, including engineering jobs in various fields, research and development managers, and market research analysts, according to the department.
To assist Taiwanese businesses in expanding their presence in emerging markets, the department said it will also launch another project to help recruit marketing talent for markets in the Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa.