Taiwan is one of the few countries where employment prospects are growing for the foreign worker. The world’s largest semiconductor manufacturing company is on the lookout to hire thousands of employees and world’s largest electronics maker is building factories in different locations in Taiwan that will need labour to run. These are just two examples of the opportunities available in Taiwan.
There are over 230,000 job options, and Taiwan employers have informed Manpower division that they need to recruit from outside to meet the labour shortages. The government has made changes to Immigration Act to attract foreign workers, making the process of getting a visa, work permit and residence certificate easier.
Services sectors have shown the greatest demand for employees closely followed by finance, insurance, real estate, and manufacturing sectors. The most difficult jobs to fill are sales representatives, due the nonstop expansion of multinationals on the island. Many engineering job titles also stay unfilled due to shortage of applications.
Teaching English is one of the best ways to earn some money if one is looking for short term work. After all what other job will let you talk your heart out and pay you for it! Best part is not having any local language skills is a plus point because then your students will be forced to speak in English. You can teach privately to individuals, in a school or a language centre.
The need for part time workers is on the rise in Taiwan. Many people advertise in local papers and online for a few hours of help everyday. There are good opportunities for those not wanting permanent jobs.