Retirements helping CHT restructure

TECH-SAVVY: The nation’s biggest telecom plans to recruit more workers familiar with artificial intelligence and 5G to replace those leaving in the next five years

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 27, 2018
By: Lisa Wang  /  Staff reporter

Chunghwa Telecom Co (CHT, 中華電信) yesterday said that it expects to see an unprecedented wave of up to 5,000 people retiring over the next five years, enabling the wireless carrier to infuse its workforce with people with artificial intelligence (AI) and 5G experience.

As Chunghwa Telecom workers file for retirement at an increased pace compared with recent years, the nation’s biggest telecom operator plans to launch a huge recruitment drive next year to curb attrition, including at its subsidiaries.

As many as 1,600 jobs would be available at the firm next year, it said.

About 1,000 people applied to retire this year, about 33 percent more than last year’s 750 applications, it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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