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Job fair targets overseas Taiwanese

Staff Writer, with CNA

Representatives of Taiwanese government agencies and electronics companies will launch a recruitment drive in Boston, Massachusetts, next month to hire overseas Taiwanese for jobs in the fields of business, education and research.

The delegation, which will be led by Minister without Portfolio Chang Chin-fu (張進福) and Council for Economic Planning and Development Minister Christina Liu (劉憶如), will conduct one-on-one interviews with eligible participants on Sept. 15.

The participating companies and academic and research institutions are expected to offer a total of 1,000 positions in Taiwan, China and the US under the Taiwanese government’s Overseas Science and Technology Personnel Recruitment Program.

The delegation consists of major Taiwan-based electronics ­companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Foxconn Technology, MediaTek, Delta Electronics and Chimei Innolux, as well as US-based Taiwanese companies like AcBel Polytech and the Aurora Group.

Because of expansion, Taiwanese electronics companies have been experiencing a shortage of skilled technicians in the LED and solar-production industries. They will be looking to fill the shortfall at the job fair.

In the field of education, National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Yang Ming University and China Medical University will be recruiting teaching staff.

Major research institutions like the Development Center for Biotechnology, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Institute for Information Industry and National Applied Research Laboratories will also be seeking fresh talent.

Since the program was launched in 2003, with the aim of encouraging the return of highly skilled Taiwanese nationals, thousands of overseas Taiwanese have returned home to work.

Participating employers

• Electronics: TSMC, Foxconn, MediaTek, Delta, Chimei Innolux, AcBel Polytech and Aurora

• Education: National Cheng Kung University, National Chiao Tung University, National Yang Ming University and China Medical University

• Research: Development Center for Biotechnology, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Institute for Information Industry and National Applied Research Laboratories


In March 2007, a new feature was introduced to allow male Taiwanese students in the US who hold a master’s degree from a university recognized by Taiwan’s Ministry of Education to apply for research and development positions at home as an alternative to military service.

Another facet of the government’s overseas recruitment drive is its Talent Seeker Project, which aims to attract senior professionals in the high-tech industry by offering them incentives to return home.

The delegation this year will meet potential job seekers from 10am to 8pm on Sept. 15 at Boston Sheraton Commander Hotel, which is located next to Harvard University.

Registrations will only be accepted online, at http: //hirecruit.nat.gov.tw/bos.

Those who go through to the interview sessions will be eligible to take part in a draw for an iPad, the organizers said.

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