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Nearly half of Taiwanese workers in China sent by firms: survey

2012/06/30 16:31:16

Taipei, June 30 (CNA) Nearly half of Taiwanese office workers in China were sent to the mainland by their companies, accordingto the results of a survey released Friday.

The survey, which probed respondents' willingness to work in China, showed that 49.4 percent of office workers working in China were sent by their companies, followed by 19.8 percentwho were recommended for positions by friends and relatives. About 12.5 percent and 6.8 percent that were recruited by manpowerand online recruitment agencies, respectively.

Employees under 30 had less chance of being sent to China by their companies due to their age and lack of professional seniority, said 104 Information Technology Corp., the conductor of the survey.

Young people, however, were more likely to take the initiative to seek employment in China because the Asian giant has become more globalized in recent years and they want to increase their working experience and receive a more generous salary.

The corporation's 2012 survey was conducted May 1-8. A total of 3,847 effective samples were collected with a margin of error of plus or minus 1.58 percentage points.

(By Wu Ching-chun and Lilian Wu)