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Poll ranks Hon Hai as `dream' employer

IDEAL EMPLOYMENT A survey conducted by an online manpower firm showed that most Taiwanese men want a high-tech job, while women would like to be secretaries


More than 60 percent of Taiwan's office workers selected the high-tech Hon Hai Group (鴻海集團) as their "dream" manufacturing company to work for, according to the results of a survey released yesterday.

The survey, which was conducted by online manpower firm from Jan. 19 to Feb. 2, found that 61.75 percent of the respondents hope to work for Hon Hai, followed by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (台積電) at 43.65 percent and Asustek Computer Inc (華碩電腦) at 28.57 percent.

The survey, which received 1,260 valid samples from office workers around the country, had an error margin of 2.8 percentage points.

In the service sector, the state-run Taiwan Power Co (台電) was ranked as the most popular firm to work for owing to its handsome bonus, followed by China Airlines Ltd (華航) and Acer Group.

In the financial and banking sector, Chunghwa Post Co (中華郵政), which has seen a diversification in its operations in the last few years, was chosen as the most popular finance firm to work for, followed by the Bureau of National Health Insurance and Cathay Financial Holding Corp (國泰金控).

The job bank said more and more employees are choosing state-run firms as their dream companies to work for because of the stability and the high salaries these companies offer, especially after the recent financial crisis triggered by credit card debts and the run on The Chinese Bank (中華銀行).

By gender, 52.38 percent of the male respondents chose high-tech firms as their first selection for new jobs, followed by a job as government official at 21.9 per-cent, and medical doctor at 20.16 percent, while 26.35 percent of women respondents ranked secretary or special assistant as their dream job, followed by public relations workers at 23.97 percent, and entertainers or fashion models at 22.7 percent.

Top employers as ranked by 1111 survey


1. Hon Hai Group: 61.75 percent of respondents.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co: 43.65 percent.

Asustek Computer Inc: 28.57 percent.CONTINUED: Manufacturing 1.2.3.

Service Sector

1. Taiwan Power Co.

5. China Airlines Ltd.

3. Acer Group

Financial Sector

1. Chunghwa Post Co.

2. Bureau of National Health Insurance.

3. Cathay Financial Holding Corp

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