Firms hiring more to meet production expansion

Staff writer, with CNA

Thu, Feb 14, 2013 - Page 5

Local integrated-circuit packaging and testing service providers are hiring employees this year to meet the need for production expansion, market sources said on Tuesday.

Most of the new employees will fill vacancies on production lines, and employers are offering salaries of more than NT$25,000 (US$840) per month, the sources said.

Siliconware Precision Industries Co (矽品) said it is planning to recruit more than 500 people after the Lunar New Year holiday and will hire an additional 500 by the end of this year, mostly for its production base in Changhwa County, with pay starting at between NT$28,000 and NT$37,000 per month.

King Yuan Electronics Co (京元電) is seeking up to 1,000 new employees for a plant being built in Miaoli County’s Tongluo Township (銅鑼) at cost of NT$1 billion. The plant is scheduled for completion by the end of the year.

In addition, King Yuan said it has expanded cooperation with vocational schools to recruit student interns, who will have a chance of formal employment later if they perform well.

About 54 students started working for King Yuan under the cooperation program at the end of last month, at a monthly salary of NT$30,000 to NT$32,000 that includes a transportation allowance, according to the company.

Walton Advanced Engineering Inc (華東) said it is planning to hire up to 100 people this year, which will account for about 5 percent of its total workforce, while Greatek Electronics Inc (超豐), which specializes in consumer IC packaging, said it urgently needs production line workers and engineers.

Memory chip testing service provider Lingsen Precision Industries Ltd (菱生) said it expects to hire 500 to 600 employees for a new production base scheduled for completion in the third quarter of this year.

The company said it will offer engineering technicians a starting salary of NT$28,000 to NT$29,000 per month.

Youngtek Electronics Corp (久元) and Chipbond Technology Corp (頎邦) also said they are hiring. New employees can expect to earn more than NT$30,000 per month, including overtime pay and subsidies, Chipbond said.