By: Chiu Po-sheng and Frances Huang
Taipei, Dec. 7 (CNA) Taiwanese employees will receive an average 1.27 months of
salary as their year-end bonus this year, down from 1.34 months of salary last year, a survey released by 1111 online job bank showed Monday.
Daniel Lee (李大華), head of 1111 job bank’s career development and public relations division, said the decline reflected caution among employers about their outlooks at a time of slower economic growth and trade tensions between the United States and China.
The job bank said that while only 21.72 percent of employers in the survey said their profitability improved in 2018 from a year earlier and 26.9 percent of them said they fared worse, about 83 percent said they were still willing to issue year-end bonuses.
The information industry will issue year-end bonuses of 1.99 months of salary on average, the highest among the 10 industries covered in the poll. [FULL STORY]