Taipei Zoo looking for staff
Taipei Zoo is looking for two temporary workers to help out with matters related to its star animal, panda cub Yuan Zai (圓仔). The temporary staff are needed to help share the heavy workload largely caused by public enthusiasm over Yuan Zai, said Chang Chih-hua (張志華), a secretary at the zoo, adding that at the same time workers are preparing for the zoo’s centennial anniversary later this year. The two new workers would be responsible for publicity and planning panda-related projects and events. Hopefuls should have a master’s degree or a bachelor’s degree with professional training in the leisure industry or two years of work experience. There is also a position looking after injured or unwell visitors and handling paperwork. Applicants must have two or more years of nursing experience and be able to speak Mandarin and Taiwanese. All three positions have a monthly salary of NT$37,514. Applications are being accepted until Tuesday next week.
NDC eyes overseas talent
The government is working on a plan to establish an employment-based immigration system to attract foreign professionals, in an effort to address a shortage of professionals and skilled workers in the domestic job market, National Development Council (NDC) Minister Kuan Chung-ming (管中閔) said yesterday. The plan, to be handed to Premier Jiang Yi-huah (江宜樺), focuses on making working in Taiwan more attractive to foreign talent, Kuan said. It is the responsibility of the government to create a favorable business and investment environment, Kuan said, but added that bringing in talent is not only the government’s job, but also that of the business sector. Jiang has urged government agencies to cooperate with the NDC to achieve the goal.