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Kaohsiung jobs attracting more young talent
返鄉就業卡實在 高雄就博會熱絡

People attend a job fair in Greater Kaohsiung on April 25 last year.
民眾去年四月二十五日於高雄參加就業博覽會。

hoto: Chu You-ling, Liberty Times
照片:自由時報記者朱有鈴

The Greater Kaohsiung Government and the Ministry of Economic Affairs’ Export Processing Zone Administration held the first job fair of the summer on June 23. At the job fair were 150 companies with 6,000 job vacancies. The job market in southern Taiwan has increased between 10 and 20 percent, showing that employers and job seekers are gradually breaking away from the trend of everyone crowding in the north.

The job fair covered the electronic information technology, green energy, digital content and consumers’ goods and chemical sectors, providing young people with a diversity of options. Kaohsiung Software Technology Park’s Hon Hai Group is looking to hire several hundred engineers, attracting a large number of eager young talent, as well as managers from small and medium-sized companies in central and northern Taiwan who want to return to Kaohsiung and were looking for management positions at the job fair. One 38-year-old man surnamed Chang said, “I can’t save any money at all working in Taipei. We wanted to buy a house after getting married, so going back to Kaohsiung is more realistic.”

Greater Kaohsiung Deputy Mayor Lee Yung-de says that the Kaohsiung government is promoting its “Asia New Bay Area” project and enthusiastically working to build a convenient metro system with its Mass Rapid Transit system and the light rail transit system, as well as creating residential environments that are suitable for young workers. Living circumstances and the quality of residential areas are much more friendly than Taipei and highly suitable for young people to settle down, Lee says.

The Kaohsiung Labor Affairs Bureau is offering young people the opportunity to apply for subsidies if they move to Kaohsiung for work, encouraging young people who have left Kaohsiung to return to the city to offer their services, as well as people who are from other cities to move to Kaohsiung for work. The local government is also in the process of planning residential areas that would suit young people better in hopes of attracting them to move to Kaohsiung and make a niche for themselves.

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. job vacancy n. phr.

職缺 (zhi2 que1)

例: Both companies have more than 100 job vacancies right now. You should apply.

(兩個公司有超過一百個職缺。你應該申請。)

2. realistic adj.

實際的;現實的 (shi2 ji4 de5; xian4 shi2 de5)

例: Let’s be more realistic. Can we really accomplish everything in a week?

(我們實際一點吧。我們一週內可以全部完成嗎?)

3. enthusiastically adv.

積極地 (ji1 ji2 de5)

例: They enthusiastically welcomed us into the country.

(他們積極地歡迎我們到這個國家。)


(Liberty Times, Translated by Kyle Jeffcoat)

高雄市府與經濟部加工出口區六月二十三日合辦今年入夏首場就業博覽會,會場有一百五十家廠商參與,釋出六千個工作職缺,其中南台灣就業需求比率提高一至二成,顯示企業主與求職者逐漸脫離「往北部擠」觀念。

此次就業博覽會產業範圍涵蓋電子資訊、綠色能源、數位內容、民生化工等,提供年輕朋友多元的選擇。高雄軟體園區鴻海集團誠徵數百名工程師,吸引很多社會新鮮人踴躍登記,還有已經在中北部歷練多年的中小企業主管打算回鄉服務,在求職會場尋找主管職缺。卅八歲的張先生說:「在台北賺錢存不了錢!結婚後想買房,還是回到高雄比較實際!」

高雄市副市長李永得表示,市府大力推動「亞洲新灣區」,也積極建立便捷的交通網絡—高雄捷運和輕軌建設,打造適合年輕朋友就業的居住環境,相較於台北市而言,高雄的生活條件和居住品質都友善許多,非常適合年輕人在地扎根。

此外,勞工局也提供年輕朋友「幸福高雄宜居津貼」申請,鼓勵異鄉遊子回鄉服務,也歡迎外縣市人才到高雄就業,市府團隊也正在規劃適合年輕朋友的合宜住宅,希望吸引更多年輕朋友回鄉打拚。

(自由時報記者楊菁菁)

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