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Tainan to recruit 180 temporary staff to help fight dengue

City offers starting salary of NT$23,000

Staff is disinfecting the street to in the fight against dengue fever. (Source: CNA)

Staff is disinfecting the street to in the fight against dengue fever. (Source: CNA)

The Tainan city government is looking for 180 temporary workers to help its plight against the dengue fever epidemic, reports said Sunday.

The city is offering a starting monthly salary of no less than NT$23,000 (US$766) for the duration of three months.

The short-term recruitment come as part of Executive Yuan’s NT$42 million (US$1.4 million) fund set up for the purpose of assisting the southern Taiwanese city hire personnel, cleaning equipment and pesticides required to combat the disease.

The offering will encompass 100 field operators whose primary job is to eradicate mosquito breeding sites, 20 in-house assistants, 10 pesticide controllers, and 50 dengue fever prevention workers, reports said.

According to the city’s department of health, the recruitment process will begin on September 16, and work will begin as soon as possible once interview procedures are completed.

The city government said pesticide controllers will receive a monthly salary of NT$30,000 (US$1,000) as the work required is more labor-intensive, whereas the remaining 170 positions will come with NT$23,000.

A command center was set up earlier this week by Taiwan’s Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to join local governments in their fight against the mosquito-borne epidemic.

The aim of the command center is to facilitate the communication between the central and local governments, where real-time reports on new cases and treatment consultations will be provided.