TAITRA looks to recruit linguistic talents

The China Post news staff

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) will recruit new staff with knowledge of multiple languages for expansion activities in foreign countries, according to TAITRA Chairman Wang Chih-kang yesterday. TAITRA will recruit 29 employees for several sections, including business intelligence research, promotion and translation, legal affairs, audit and computer programming as we as English-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, Russian-speaking staff for trade promotion activities. The test will take place on May 19.

Recently, TAITRA opened new offices in St. Petersburg, Kuwait, Beijing and Shanghai and is currently looking for ideal locations for expansion in emerging markets, including India, Burma and the Philippines. The new hires are expected to help TAITRA boost its presence and help Taiwanese businesses grasp overseas business opportunities, said TAITRA. According to Wang, Taiwan’s overall economy is expected to rebound this year. However, uncertainties to the economic outlook remain due to U.S. budget cuts, the eurozone crisis, the Japanese yen’s depreciation and mainland China’s leadership change. TAITRA’s mission is to help Taiwanese companies to reach the 5.5-percent export growth rate set by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.