Taiwan students struggle to find summer jobs: survey

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/07/11
By  Central News Agency

Taiwan students struggle to find summer jobs due to ongoing pandemic.  (CNA photo)

Students in Taiwan are having trouble finding summer jobs in an economy that has been affected by the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the results of a survey released Friday (July 10).

The "2020 post-pandemic students' summer work intention survey" conducted by Taipei-based 1111 Job Bank found that 82 percent of respondents were planning to work summer jobs to earn pocket money or help pay for school or living expenses.

More than four in five respondents (83.7 percent) said they have struggled to find jobs, and attributed their difficulties to fewer openings available, increased competition for the jobs on offer, and fewer shifts being scheduled by employers, the survey found.

1111 Job Bank spokesperson Vivi Hwang (黃若薇) said students are facing economic pressure before they enter the workplace and having "negative assets," such as student loans, is forcing them to work summer jobs to reduce their economic burdens.    [FULL  STORY]

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