Special Web site helps immigrants get work: Job Bank

Staff writer, with CNA

Mon, Jul 29, 2013 - Page 3

A total of 920 newly arrived immigrants have found jobs through a Web site designed specifically for them, according to the 1111 Job Bank employment agency, which launched the site in cooperation with the National Immigration Agency in January.

The highest number of job matches were in the categories of food service personnel; store or counter staff; and packers and operators, which accounted for 9.4 percent, 4.1 percent and 3.8 percent of the total number of successful jobseekers respectively, Job Bank data showed.

As of Wednesday, a total of 244 employers have advertised on the site (www.1111.com.tw/zone/immigration) and 3,300 immigrants have registered as members, the employment agency said.

The majority of the jobs advertised are in the business service sector, (including insurance and marketing), the everyday service sector (such as catering and tourism), and the construction and real estate sector. These sectors account for 26.3 percent, 22 percent and 12 percent of job openings respectively.

Almost 40 percent of all jobseekers on the site are from China, followed by 4.9 percent from Vietnam and 4.1 percent from Malaysia, the Job Bank said.

Registered members can filter search results on the site by position, industry, or location.

According to a survey conducted last year by the Cathay Charity Foundation, 180,000 of Taiwan’s 470,000-plus new immigrants were unemployed.