By: Chia Lee, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Ministry of Labor (MOL) announced Tuesday its latest survey on labor demand, in which the demand is projected to increase by 19,334 people in April, the lowest since 2009.
The survey was conducted Jan. 11 to Jan. 29 in a bid to understand labor demand among Taiwan businesses with over 30 staff members.
Of the 3,010 effective respondents, 18.17 percent plan to hire new employees, and 4.28 percent expect their personnel number to decrease. The number of new recruits is forecast to increase by 19,334, which shows a 57 percent plunge year-on-year and the lowest in seven years, according to the MOL. [FULL STORY]