Wed, Aug 01, 2007 - Page 12 News List

Smaller industries losing workers to high-tech sectors

STAFF WRITER , WITH CNA, TAIPEI

Compared with high technology counterparts nationwide, small and medium-sized business sectors are having difficulty attracting workers, Eagle Eyes Co vice chairman Hsu-Hung-min said yesterday.

The Tainan-based Eagle Eyes, which manufactures automobile headlights, has difficulty attracting workers as it cannot complete with the advantages that working in high-technology sectors offers.

The high income and relatively high job security in the sector are difficult to compete with, Hsu noted.

Chang Chih-wen, an executive with the 85oC Cake and Beverage chain, cited the example of a store manager who abandoned her post for a high-tech sector post because she was unwilling to manage a cake and beverage store chain.

Eagle Eyes and the 85oC Cake and Beverage chain, which were both selected by the China Credit Information Service as prime examples of the nation's booming businesses this year, have each reported annual revenues of more than NT$800 million (US$24.4 million).

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