Brain drain a serious problem in Taiwan: poll

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/11/20
By: P.S. Chiu and Lillian Lin

Taipei, Nov. 20 (CNA) Taiwan is facing a major issue of brain drain, as 25 percent 23982916of its citizens working abroad have no intention of returning home, according to a survey released Friday by 1111 Job Bank.

The poll also showed that 80 percent of Taiwanese have either had the experience of working overseas or would like to do so.

Daniel Lee (李大華), vice president of 1111 Job Bank, said it was worrisome to find that among those Taiwanese currently working abroad, 25 percent have no plans to return home.

Taiwan is “absolutely a land of talent exodus,” Lee said, during the release of the poll.

He said the local job market has been hit by a problem of unbalanced supply and demand, which is likely to escalate and affect the country’s industrial development and international competitiveness.     [FULL  STORY]

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