The Central Taiwan Science Park (中部科學園區) in Greater Taichung held a job fair on Saturday, and 28 of the major local high-tech companies offered more than 1,500 jobs in response to an increase in jobseekers following the Lunar New Year holiday.
Local employees tend to pursue new job opportunities after getting year-end bonuses from previous employers around the Lunar New Year holiday.
The 28 companies the job fair included the world’s largest contact chipmaker, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (台積電) and flat panel supplier AU Optronics Corp (友達光電).
Integrated circuit packaging and testing services provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (日月光半導體) and machine tool producer Hiwin Technologies Corp (上銀), according to the industrial park administration bureau.
This collection of leading employers intends to recruit 292 engineers, 1,134 production-line workers and 92 administrative staffers, the administration bureau added.
According to the administration bureau, about 1,500 job applicants had showed up for the event in the morning. The administration bureau said it expects that the event will attract a total of more than 2,000 jobseekers.
The job fair was organized by the National Science Council, which supervises the operations of Taiwan’s science-based industrial parks, and the Ministry of Labor.
In addition to the recruitment activities, the bureau said experts from the ministry will provide resume advice and inform jobseekers about the ministry’s job-finding programs.
According to the bureau, the central science park is home to 119 local and foreign high-tech firms with 31,256 workers as of the end of last month.