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2016/01/20 | Anita Chow
UN Labor Agency: Global Unemployment to Rise by 2.3 Million in 2016
The number of unemployed people is estimated to rise by 2.3 million in 2016 and 2.5 million in 2017, which is very likely to top 200 million for the first time ever. The trend will probably cause instability in societies and leave existing jobs vulnerable.
2015/11/21 | Shih Yuan
Taiwan's Competitiveness Ranks High, But 85.6% People Still Rather Work Abroad?
91% of interviewees that have worked abroad say their salary was higher than their last job in Taiwan. In general, jobs overseas offer salaries that are 30% higher than what they can get in Taiwan. This shows a huge gap in salary standards inside and outside of Taiwan.
2015/11/20 | Zou Chi
Alibaba Launches US$ 307 Million Fund for Taiwan Start-ups
Alibaba executive vice chairman Joseph Tsai points out, executive chairman Jack Ma found out from talking to Taiwanese entrepreneurs that the common concern is a lack of young successors. In order to help young people build start-ups, Alibaba will give out NT$10 billion (approximately US$ 307 million) of venture funds.
2015/09/29 | 楊士範
Restrictions Loosened Up for Overseas Chinese Graduates to Work in Taiwan
The salary section of the scoring criteria is under adjustment and will be announced before the end of the year. By then, the applications of overseas Chinese graduates to stay in Taiwan will no longer depend on how much their salary is.
2015/09/23 | Olivia Yang
Worrying About Your Startup? Strategies for Taiwanese Startups from World-leading Startup Event Slush
We have all these startups that have some success internationally, but we don’t have the level of international success that we would like and used to have in the semiconductor industry or ICT industry.
2015/08/31 | Shih Yuan
Seven National Holidays Cut Back in Taiwan Starting From 2016
With the amendment of the Labor Standards Act being carried out in 2016, weekly working hours will be reduced to 40 hours and the Ministry of Labor has decided to unify leave benefits. It will promote five-day weeks and cut the number of national holidays from 19 to 12 days.
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2015/08/27 | Shih Yuan
Starting Salary of NT$22,700 for Substitute Military Service in 2016
The conscripts can negotiate with their bosses regarding salary after they finish their first year of the service period. The salary cannot be lower than the average monthly salary of rookies in the same industry or lower than NT$ 28,000 (approximately US$ 860).