Hon Hai offers 5,000 jobs at NTU fair

OPENINGS::Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co said it was planning to hire between 3,000 and 5,000 employees this year, with salaries starting at NT$450,000

Staff writer, with CNA

Mon, Mar 11, 2013 - Page 13

Hon Hai Precision Industry Co (鴻海精密), which makes iPhones and iPads for Apple Inc, offered 5,000 openings at a job fair at National Taiwan University (NTU) yesterday as part of its plans to expand its operations in Taiwan.

The world’s biggest contract electronics maker said it was looking to hire new graduates who have specialized in hardware and software automation and circuit design or would be suitable as researchers in the robotics field.

The company also hoped to hire new graduates interested in cloud computing or e-commerce, a key component of the company’s transition model this year.

Hsu Shou-kuo (許壽國), chief technology officer of Hon Hai subsidiary Ingrasys Technology Inc (鴻佰科技), said Hon Hai’s new employees would have the opportunity to put their skills to use in any of its offices in Taiwan, China or other countries.

Those involved in optoelectronics research could have the chance to work in Japan or Indonesia, a Hon Hai human resources executive said.

The starting salaries being offered by Hon Hai range between NT$33,000 (US$1,111) and NT$42,000, the company said.

More than 20,000 jobs at 222 companies were on offer at the annual event.

Last year, about 12,000 positions were offered by 216 companies at the fair.

The university said it also arranged for 40 companies to hold briefings and company visits for potential employees tomorrow.

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said it planned to hire between 3,000 and 5,000 new employees this year.

The company plans to offer annual salaries ranging between NT$450,000 and NT$720,000, depending on the candidate’s education.

Bonuses could push pay levels over NT$1 million a year, TSMC recruiting manager Sherry Wu (吳怡萱) said.

Innolux Corp (群創光電) chairman Tuan Hsing-chien (段行建) encouraged students from his alma mater, National Taiwan University, to focus their search not only on good salaries, but also on finding a career they are passionate about and a boss who is willing to guide them.

Innolux, which employs more than 90,000 people in 16 locations around the world, offered 4,500 openings at the fair in the fields of research and development and management.

Companies at the fair also included those from the financial, leisure and manufacturing sectors, such as Cathay Financial Holding Co (國泰金控), Fubon Financial Holding Co (富邦金控), Wei Chuan Food Corp (味全食品), Formosa Plastics Corp (台塑), Yulon Motor Co (裕隆汽車), Shin Kong Mitsukoshi Department Store Co (新光三越百貨) and food and beverage operator Wowprime Corp (王品).

Yulon said the group planned to recruit about 1,500 employees to work in research and development, management and marketing, as well as more than 150 jobs at its subsidiary Luxgen Motor Co (納智捷汽車) in the fields of mechanism designing and test analysis.

According to a survey conducted by online manpower agency 1111 job bank, more than 68 percent of students graduating this year will try to get a job immediately after receiving their degrees, up from 65 percent last year.

On average, this year’s graduates started looking for a job 2.7 months before graduation, about one month later than students polled last year, the survey found.

About 51 percent of new entrants into the job market were confident of finding jobs soon after graduating, up from 49 percent last year, because of an improving job market, according to the survey.