63 percent of Taiwanese inclined to work overseas next year: report

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/11/27
By: Pan Tzu-yu and Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Nov. 27 (CNA) Sixty-three percent of Taiwanese said they are inclined to work overseas in 2020 as the country continues to face a serious brain drain due to its comparatively lower salary levels, recruitment specialists said in Taipei Wednesday.

During a press event to release an annual Taiwan salary benchmark report, Mark Tibbatts, managing director of global recruitment specialist, Michael Page Taiwan, said the local job market is expected to experience "fierce competition for talent" in the areas of digital, engineering, technology and data, next year.

"As the market experiences a net brain drain to mainland China, Taiwan will continue to see a candidate-driven hiring landscape," he said.

Citing the company's annual survey results, Tibbatts said 63 percent of respondents are looking to work overseas next year. The results reflect the fact that wages in Taiwan have long been comparatively lower than in other Asian countries, he noted.    [FULL  STORY]

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