By: Tsai Yi-chu and Frances Huang
Taipei, June 30 (CNA) The hiring outlook for the third quarter improved as the local economy continues
on a slow path to recovery, a survey released by an online job bank showed Friday.
The survey conducted by the 1111 Job Bank found that 56.4 percent of polled employers said they plan to expand their workforces in the July-September period, up 1.1 percentage points from a quarter earlier and up 2.2 percentage points from the same period of last year.
Employers in the information technology and financial sectors appeared the most willing to recruit newcomers in the upcoming quarter, according to the job bank’s analysis of the survey’s results.
Some 60.3 percent of the employers who intend to hire in the third quarter said they needed more people to make up for an existing manpower shortage, 25.40 percent said the hiring was part of a regular recruiting campaign, and 10.1 percent said they needed more people because their business was expanding. [FULL STORY]