Turnover high among new entrants to job market: poll


TAIPEI — Over one-third of new graduates who entered the labor market for the first time last year quit their jobs within six months after graduation, a survey conducted by an online job bank has found.

According to the results of the 104 Job Bank survey released yesterday, 34.6 percent of respondents born in the late 1980s or early 1990s who got jobs for the first time in 2011 had left their jobs within a half year after leaving school.

The percentage of new entrants quitting jobs within one to three months after graduation was 32 percent and 31.9 percent respectively.

Regis Chen, however, an assistant manager at the job bank, admitted that the survey did not take into consideration when the graduates started working and how long it took for them to get a job.