Starting wages for first time jobseekers highest since 2008

Taiwan News
Date: 2016-06-04
By: Central News Agency

The average starting wage for first-time jobseekers in Taiwan hit a new high since the global financial crisis rocked the global economy in 2008, according to a poll released by the online job bank yes123.

Citing the survey, yes123 said that the average starting wage employers were willing to offer to new university graduates this year reached NT$26,338 (US$810.40), up about 3.4 percent from the NT$25,461 recorded in a similar survey conducted in 2015.

Yes123 said that employers here were even willing to give starting wages of NT$27,518 on average for new graduates from some prestigious schools, such as National Taiwan University, National Chengchi University, National Tsing Hua University and National Chiao Tung University. But the job bank said that the average starting wage for graduates of these select schools was only NT$376 higher than the average offered a year earlier.     [FULL  STORY]

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