By: Yu Hsiao-han, Huang Chiao-wen and Frances Huang
Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) The peak year-end shopping season is approaching, and several retailers have joined with the government to find the thousands of new workers they need to meet increased demand, the Ministry of Labor (MOL) said Saturday.
The MOL said its Workforce Development Agency (WDA) is planning to hold a job fair in collaboration with many retailers in December to help them hire the nearly 5,000 additional workers they need.
The WDA, however, has already launched the recruitment drive online on its TaiwanJobs (台灣就業通) recruitment platform to help these retailers attract new blood.
According to the MOL, the retailers looking for people include liquor chain Drinks Wines & Spirits Co. (橡木桶洋酒), home furnishing chain Test Rite Retail Co., which operates the HOLA (特力屋) brand, supermarket chain Wellcome (頂好超市), and organic food provider Cotton Field Organic Co. (棉花糖生機園地). [FULL STORY]