Nearly 90 pct of Taiwan students work during summer holiday: survey

Source: Xinhua| 2019-07-18 23:06:41|Editor: yan
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TAIPEI, July 18 (Xinhua) -- Nearly 90 percent of students in Taiwan work part-time jobs during summer holidays to make money and gain career experience, according to a survey released by job service website 1111 Job Bank.

About 40 percent of the students surveyed replied that they only work during the summer holidays and 47.5 percent of them said they work during school semesters and summer holidays, the poll showed.

On average, students who work part-time are engaged in labor for 90.7 hours per month, earning a monthly salary of nearly 14,000 new Taiwan dollars (about 450.8 U.S. dollars), the survey showed.

As of April this year, about 840,000 people in Taiwan have student loans, totaling 176 billion new Taiwan dollars, meaning they each need to pay back 209,000 new Taiwan dollars on average, according to credit agencies.

The survey also showed that about half of the students want to work at restaurants. About 40 percent of them want to work as part-time teachers or administrative staff. Over 40 percent of them want to work as salespersons at shopping malls, convenience stores or supermarkets.

The survey covered 1,012 student members of the job service website.