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Kaohsiung to hold job fairs offering nearly 3,000 openings

2012/08/18 16:49:58

Kaohsiung, Aug. 18 (CNA) The Kaohsiung city government is scheduled to hold 10 job fairs next week offering a total of 2,773 openings, mainly in the restaurant and high tech sectors, the city government's Labor Affairs Bureau said Saturday.

Among the employers that will have a presence at the job fairs during Aug. 20-25 period, DinTaiFung, the world-renowned dumpling restaurant, is seeking employees, including cashiers, chefs and dishwashers, the bureau said.

According to the bureau, DinTaiFung is offering a starting monthly salary of NT$38,000 (US$1,267) for cashiers with college degrees, NT$32,000 for dishwashers and NT$50,000 for chefs.

Chen Shih-wei, director of the bureau's Training and Employment Center, said DinTaiFung has kicked off a training program for its employees for expansion as the restaurant operator is planning to set up outlets in the southern Taiwan city.

In addition to DingTaiFung, a fast food restaurant chain operator is offering a starting salary of NT$40,000 for managers and NT$30,000 for junior mangers, while hourly paid waiters and waitresses will be offered NT$103-125 per hour.

Chen said these large restaurant operators appear even more willing to offer higher compensation to recruit talent than some employers in the semiconductor and other electronics businesses located in southern Taiwan.

According to the bureau, the starting salaries in some high tech firms for workers on the production lines and engineers who hold high school or college degrees range between NT$20,000 and NT$30,000 per month.

The bureau also said the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corp. will be seeking maintenance technicians, while memory chip maker Powerchip Technology Corp., flat panel supplier Chimei Innolux Corp., and integrated circuit packaging and testing service provider Siliconware Precision Industries Co. will also be seeking employees.

As well as organizing the job fairs for job seekers and employers, the bureau is offering classes in a wide range of fields, such as Internet marketing for agricultural products, animation production, machinery design and cultural creativity, to help job seekers to sharpen their skills.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Frances Huang)