Manufacturing faces worker shortage: agency

The China Post
Date: March 24, 2015
By: CNA

TAIPEI — Taiwan’s manufacturing industry is facing a significant shortage of workers, even though some factories are offering monthly salaries of NT$40,000 (US$1,275) for technicians, the Workforce Development Agency reported Monday after compiling data from a local employment website.

In February, the total number of people looking for jobs through employment services centers stood at 44,792, while registered job vacancies were pegged at 82,627. This means that 1.84 job opportunities were being offered on average for every job seeker, an increase of 0.08 opportunities from the previous month, the agency said.     [FULL  STORY]