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Vigorous demand exists in part-time market: job bank


More than 30,000 college students per day have been seeking part-time jobs since the start of the new semester, with an average of 5.5 students competing for any single job opportunity, statistics provided yesterday by a local online job bank showed.

Despite the economic slowdown, healthy demand still exists in the part-time job market in areas such as restaurants and beverage shops, the food processing industry, shopping centers, garment accessory stores, leisure and travel businesses, beauty parlors and in education, the job bank said.

For college students, there are greater opportunities for part-time work at cram schools, in restaurants and in supermarket promotion services, the job bank said.

It recommended that college freshmen, sophomores and juniors seek high-paying part-time jobs. Unlike college seniors, they are not faced with the pressure of finding full-time jobs, it said.

Although most part-time jobs pay around NT$100 (US$2.89) per hour, a raise is likely after a two-month probation period and the pay could go up to NT$20,000 per month, plus a bonus, the job bank said.

There are also part-time jobs that pay NT$330 to NT$500 per hour for work such as English and math tutoring for elementary school students, it said.

College students should invest their time prudently to achieve the maximum results, as most students who have part-time jobs also have classes to attend, the job bank said. specializes in providing information to job seekers, employers and recruitment firms.

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