Q3 hiring prospects improve on back of economic recovery

Taipei Times
Date: Jul 03, 2017
By: Staff writer, with CNA

The hiring outlook for the third quarter improved as the local economy continues on a slow path to recovery, a survey releasedon Friday by 1111 Job Bank (1111人力銀行) showed.

The survey found that 56.4 percent of polled employers said they plan to expand their workforces in the July-to-September period, up 1.1 percentage points from a quarter earlier and up 2.2 percentage points from the same period last year.

Employers in the information technology and financial sectors were the most willing to recruit newcomers, the company said.

About 60.3 percent of the employers said they intended to hire in the third quarter to make up for a labor shortage, 25.40 percent said the hiring would be part of a regular recruiting campaign and 10.1 percent said they needed more workers because business was expanding.    [FULL  STORY]

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