About 80 pct of workers in Taiwan want to change jobs: survey

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-12 19:47:44|Editor: Li Xia
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TAIPEI, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Four out of five respondents to an employment survey in Taiwan said they plan to change jobs in the second quarter mainly due to their dissatisfaction with current salaries, the highest percentage for the same period in six years.

Among those who want to seek a new job, about 30 percent said they have already sent out their resumes to potential employers asking for new jobs, according to a survey by job website Yes123, which conducted an online survey of 1,370 workers and collected 1,008 questionnaires from enterprises between March 20 and April 8.

For those who plan to change jobs, 53.2 percent cited low salary levels as the main reason, 44.6 percent saw no prospect for the company to develop, 40.1 percent felt lack of a possible salary increase, 33.3 percent disliked long working hours, and 26.5 percent had no interest in their current jobs.

Other reasons that prompted workers to leave also included plans to transfer to another industry or start their own business, worries about the prospect of the current industry, excess workload, overburden and sour office relations.

In seeking a new job, respondents expected to ask for an average monthly salary of 41,788 new Taiwan dollars (about 1,350 U.S. dollars), the highest expectation in 19 quarters.

However, employers only wanted to offer an average of monthly salary of 36,574 new Taiwan dollars for their vacancies, or 12.5 percent less than what job seekers asked for.

Companies in the science and information technology sector and traditional manufacturing were the two most popular potential employers for job hoppers, according to the survey.