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Shipping sector wages lure youth

ALL ABOARD:With the release of a new round of recently qualified seafarers, groups involved in sea transport have said they hope big wages will help fill a workforce gap

By Shelley Shan  /  Staff reporter

Cheng said those who pass the seafarers’ exam can earn a starting wage of about NT$120,000 — much more than most college graduates are likely to make, adding that people working on a ship have a relatively stable and long career.

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