Date: June 29, 2016
The Ministry of Economic Affairs announced June 28 the launch of its website Contact Taiwan
(www.contacttaiwan.tw), the newest component of the government’s effort to attract highly skilled foreign talent to Taiwan and a demonstration of the country’s resolve to upgrade its industries and add momentum to bolster its economic development.
“If Taiwan’s economy is to move forward, we need high-end talent from abroad to assist our industries in technical upgrades and business model reforms,” MOEA Minister Lee Chih-kung said at the event. “[These foreign professionals] can help train local talent and improve Taiwan’s overall wage levels.”
According to Kung Ming-hsin, deputy minister of the National Development Council, “Large enterprises hire head-hunting firms to scout for overseas professionals, but small and medium-sized companies can’t afford such services, further highlighting the significance of Contact Taiwan.” Government statistics show SMEs account for 97.7 percent of all companies in Taiwan.
The new website has both Chinese and English versions and prospective job seekers can access not only opportunities with firms in Taiwan, but also information relating to visa applications, taxation and the general living environment. In addition, the site features testimonials from foreign workers explaining why they chose to find employment in Taiwan, introductions to local industries, as well as the nation’s impressive international rankings in areas such as ease of doing business and global competitiveness. [FULL STORY]