First-time job seekers gain work in 26 weeks on average: DGBAS
First-time job seekers in Taiwan usually take an average of 26 weeks to secure a job, according to data released by the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS).
Due to a lack of experience, first-time job hunters are likely to take longer to find a job than people who have worked before, said Pan Ning-hsin, deputy director of the DGBAS’s census department.
According to the DGBAS’ definition, persons aged 15 and over who are not employed but are looking for work, are waiting for a decision from a potential employer, or are about to start work are classified as unemployed.
Taiwan’s highest paying jobs in electricity, gas supply sector: DGBAS
Employees in the electricity and gas supply sector earn the highest monthly salary in Taiwan, according to data from the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS) valid for 2017.
The data, released in February, showed that workers in that sector earn NT$94,551 (US$3,091) per month on average in regular wages, which exclude overtime pay and bonuses.
The second highest paying jobs were in the finance, insurance and real estate sector, where employees were earning an average NT$86,294 (US$2,821) per month, according to the data.
In the information and communication business, the average monthly pay was NT$69,022 (US$2,256), the DGBAS data showed.
Domestic fuel prices to drop this week
Domestic gasoline and diesel prices will be lowered this week by NT$0.4 (US$0.013) and NT$0.5 per liter, respectively, Taiwan’s two major suppliers said Sunday.
State-owned oil refiner CPC Corp., Taiwan said that after the adjustments, which take effect at midnight Sunday, prices at CPC gas stations nationwide will be NT$28.5 per liter for 92 octane unleaded, NT$30.0 per liter for 95 unleaded, and NT$32.0 per liter for 98
The price of super diesel will drop to NT$26.5 per liter, CPC said.
Taiwan’s Chou wins men’s singles title at Singapore Open
Taiwan’s top-seeded badminton player Chou Tien-chen (周天成) clinched the men’s singles title at the 2018 Singapore Open on Sunday, defeating his compatriot Hsu Jen-hao
(許仁豪) 21-13, 21-13 in the final.
The two men will return with gold and silver medals, marking Taiwan’s best performance in the men’s singles at a BWF World Tour Super 500 event.
The Singapore Open carries a total purse of US$350,000.